Last Updated on October 28, 2020
Specialist plumbers and drainage engineers
Blocked toilets and pipes are stressful, annoying and always inconvenient.
Our expert engineers can be with you the same day and within the same hour of your call.
Wherever you are in London, we can help.
J&P can arrive at your home urgently to clear any blockage issues.
Blockages tend to happen in toilets due to a build-up of insoluble items over a long period of time.
However, blockages can also occur from one single flush.
In many cases, blockages are almost impossible for homeowners or tenants to clear themselves and require the assistance of a plumbing professional.
Trust J&P to be there when you need us the most. Our specialists can be immediately despatched to your home with specialist equipment to get the job done properly.
Can flushing help clear a blockage?
Simply, not always. When a cistern is full of water it can easily overflow.
The hope here is that the weight of the water will be enough to push the blockage, but we have seen many instances when this is just not enough.
Clearing a toilet with a plunger and rubber gloves can be an unpleasant experience.
Many homeowners make the assumption that the blockage occurs within the trap, however often it can be further into the pipework or soil stack.
Blockages mostly occur when something is flushed down the toilet and does not dissolve fast enough, like toilet paper for example.
Other causes of blockages our engineers mostly come across include:
- Pape tissues
- Kitchen towels
- Wet wipes
- Clumps of hair
- Cotton buds & dental floss
- Tampons and sanitary towels
- Plastics (bags or wrapping)
- Latex items
- Cotton wool or pads
Broken or blocked macerators
Our engineers in London are often kept busy in London due to broken macerators. These are the devices found in toilets that break down materials.
Frequently tenants are unaware of these devices and flush the above down toilets, which damages them.
Our drainage engineers will be able to identify where the problem lies and can easily remove items obstructing the parts in the unit.
In the cases where we have to replace a unit and install it, we will always provide you with a quote before commencing.
Connected to major plumbing supplies in the capital, we can install new components and units quickly and affordably.