Let’s agree on one point, no one relishes the thought of poo overflowing on to the floor in your toilet/bathroom. Not only is it extremely unhygienic it can make your bathroom/utility room virtually a ‘no go’ area!
Any sewage overflow or problems with flushing usually indicates a blockage somewhere in the system? Most blockages are caused by flushing items not recommended as ‘flushable’ i.e. cotton buds, feminine sanitary products, baby wipes, dental floss, paper towels, food scraps etc. If you are a skilled DIY enthusiast, unblocking won’t be too difficult? (Check out our How to unblock your toilet guide, some useful tips). However, if it is trickier than first thought, it’s time to consult a professional to avoid compounding the blockage.
If you require a professional plumber, Serviceteam provides an excellent service for sanitary repairs/replacements, which includes Gutter repairing , Saniflo Macerator replacement, and much more over greater London and surrounding areas. Our experienced plumbing team are able to tackle all plumbing issues within a domestic property. Our head office team are at your service to answer any questions you may have or to schedule in an appointment. Call us now on 020 3538 706 for a quick response.
What's included in this service?
Serviceteam will send an experienced plumbing engineer to clear your blocked toilet or sink!
Our engineers will clear all blockages for a fixed price, with no hidden extras.
We can clear the majority of blockages by rodding without the need for mechanical equipment, which usually gets the job done. This is referred to as a ‘standard unblock’.
If we are unable to clear your blockage by completing a ‘standard unblock’ then mechanical equipment may be required? More obstinate blockages require the use of high powered mechanical and jetting equipment, this is called a ‘machine unblock’.
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You can also rely on us for any sort of renovation, remodelling, repairs and replacements, including Bathroom design and installation services.
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Q: How can I unblock a toilet?
A: Well, it is reassuring to know that unblocking a toilet isn't too difficult a task. A simple method is to just pour hot water into the toilet bowl, let it settle for a few minutes to soften the waste. Then use a plunger with a vigorous up and down movement, this helps to dissolve blockage by forcing it through the pipe. It is the most preferable and environment-friendly method of unblocking your toilet.
Q: Will I be charged for the standard and machine unblock?
A: No. Our engineers will attempt a standard unblock initially, if this doesn’t work and a machine unblock is needed you will only be charged for the machine unblock.
Q: What are the charges if you are unable to clear the blockage?
A: On rare occasions when we are unable to clear the blockage without more intrusive access, then you will be charged £90 + VAT to cover the costs of our engineer. A full report will be provided which will include the engineer's further works recommendations and quotation.
Q: Is it safe to unblock a toilet with a bleach?
A: Yes, you can unblock your toilet easily with bleach (depending on the severity of the blockage). First pour a couple of kettles full of boiling water into the toilet bowl and then add ¼ bottle of bleach (always wear protective clothing) wait a couple of minutes (for the reaction to work) and then flush the toilet. Repeat the process if not successful until the blockage has dissolved.
Reasons for Toilet blockage
You must have heard “prevention is better than cure”. With this in mind, it’s necessary to prevent anything that can possibly stand responsible for toilet blockages to avoid any repeats in the future. So, to avoid self-induced blockages here’s something you need to know…
Your toilet might be old
One of the main reasons for toilet blockage is using an “aged toilet”. Since the functionality of toilets declines over time due to debris build-up, the waste does not flush-off completely and accumulates in certain areas, blocking the drainage flow. Moreover, some of our fellows reduce the “fill” level below recommended, which consequently lowers the water force than the required limits. Adding to that if you notice your loo not functioning properly with each flush, Consider replacing it.
Use of Non-flushable Items
We all know that a toilet is designed to dispose of only three things. Paper, wee, and poo. Anything apart from these can cause complications. Here are they:
Although there are many more things responsible for toilet blockage, the aforementioned ones were quite common ones. As for kids, they will put anything in the toilet. Make sure nothing of the above reaches your toilet if you want it to work properly for longer.
You may well know what a toilet trap is. At one hand where it prevents any dirt, smelly sewerage entering your home, its blockage will give you headaches in the form of drain overflow. This is mainly caused due to the accumulation of the above-mentioned materials. Just make sure you put nothing that can block it.
Soil Stack Vent is Blocked
Just in case you don’t know, the soil stack is a pipe-like opening in your plumbing system that provides a pathway for the unpleasant smell to be released in the atmosphere. However, it also playstyle in maintaining the internal atmospheric pressure. Since it can be clogged over time with certain things like leaves etc, it’s important to clean it periodically to ensure proper drainage. You can consult a serviceteam professional to do this task for you...
Why Choos Us?
Well, that’s a common question asked by everyone before consulting any professional support. To help you out on your confusion here’s something you need to know about our service:
We cannot deny the fact that “price matters”. And that’s why Serviceteam ensures that no matter what the task is, our charges remain at a minimum value. Everything will be done under your supervision for the sake of satisfaction. Moreover, If there’s any material required on the spot, our professionals will suggest you the most cost-effective and quality options available out there. Since we own nothing, all the suggestions will be completely neutral.
Years of Experience
To ensure that each of your projects is done clean and neat, we have highly experienced workers at your service who will handle almost anything with extreme cleanliness and caution to execute it to the level of perfection. You’ll love how everything is handled. As we acknowledge that the reliability of a service provider is judged by the years of experience, we won’t let you down in this department!
We all know that any service is judged by the amount of professionalism they put in their work With this in mind, our staff members and workers are bound to deliver sheer professionalism. From listening to your problems on call to handling your projects, you’ll find our staff and workers extremely dedicated to their work. Anything we do will be under your supervision for satisfaction. You’ll be left with a smile, for sure!
Customer’s Trust and Satisfaction
Quick, clean, and cost-effective work, Serviceteam has been quite successful in earning the trust of every Londoner. You can confirm this from the customer reviews on our main page for your satisfaction. They’re only happy…
After you make a call, there will be an extremely polite person listening to all your questions patiently while providing the best suggestion side by side according to the situation. Also, a brief survey will be carried out after which we will send our men to the given location, along with every necessary equipment required for the task. Once the job is done, you will be handed over a quote of the total costs along with some useful maintenance advice. Everyone who consulted us is happy when it comes to our staff behavior.
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Although toilet unblocking is something a skilled DIY can do by him/herself, if you have absolutely no experience with the task then you can simply call serviceteam experts to do it for you. Along with toilet unblocking, there are many more services that we provide with 100% reliability. Just make a Call on 020 3538 706..
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You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.
What if I want to cancel the appointment?
We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.
(1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.
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As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?