Rapid, professional service
A blocked drain is not just a nuisance – it's a risk to your family's health and can cause long-term damage to your pipes.
You can rely on our rapid, professional blocked drain service to get your pipes flowing again. It starts with a CCTV survey to locate the blockage and assess its characteristics. We then use cutting-edge technology such as high-powered Jet-Vac units to cut up, dislodge, and remove the obstruction.
24/7 emergency response
A blocked drain can make its presence felt suddenly, with overflowing sinks or toilets. Wastewater in your home is a serious health hazard. That's why our blocked drain teams are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Turn to McAllister, no matter where you live. We are the primary contractors for Irish Water and NI Water, so our teams are on call throughout the island of Ireland.
Keep our number in your contacts.
Long-term peace of mind
Secure your long-term peace of mind with our scheduled drainage maintenance. Our drain maintenance team can call on you twice a year to survey and clean your household drainage system. Fix problems early, and you need never resort to an emergency call out. You'll save hundreds on repairs and pipe rehabilitation in the long run. Get in touch and let's talk about an arrangement to suit you.
What causes blocked drains?
A blocked drain can put a lot of pressure on your pipes, causing uneven wear and cracking. Frequently blocked drains are more likely to need rehabilitation. Regular maintenance can help keep your drains in good working order, but prevention is the best cure. A few minor changes to how you use your drains can save you thousands in pipe repairs and rehabilitation.
Food waste and wet wipes are the top two causes of blocked drains, so be careful what you wash down the sink or flush down the toilet.
Any food waste can contribute to blocked drains, but coffee grounds, tea leaves, grease, and oil are the worst culprits. You may have heard of the notorious "fatbergs" that periodically clog our sewers. These giant obstructions begin in our kitchen sinks. Washing away a few crumbs here and there is fine, but you are best off collecting food waste in a plug-hole grate and throwing it in the compost.
Meanwhile, you should only flush the three things down the toilet - poop, pee, and toilet paper. Wet wipes do not break down easily and should not be flushed. They often contribute to the "fatbergs" that obstruct urban sewer lines.
Hair can also contribute to drain obstructions. The best thing you can do is install a hair guard on your shower plughole and clean it out regularly.
No matter how careful you are, material will build up in your drains over time and threaten to obstruct their flow. The best way to be sure your drains are clear is to get them checked regularly. Talk to us about our scheduled drainage maintenance.