They heard a squeaky sound in the drain and got worried. What they found will surprise you.
On a stormy night in Long Island, NY, a rescue team and a plumbing company, specialised in blocked drains, joined efforts in rescuing a little kitten which had the misfortune of falling into a drain pipe. The cat caretaker has been trying for two days, despite the cold and heavy rain, to coax the little cat out of the long pipe , which was dangerously filling with water.
The plumbers put a snake with a camera down the well, and they were able to watch the little kitten’s whereabouts throughout the pipe, finally able to trap her between pipes and cut through the pavement to get her through the last remaining area.
You can watch the valiant efforts of the plumbing company in the video below.
Cats, dogs and wildlife can easily become stuck in drains or pipes, creating a dangerous situation for them and, at best, an inconvenient one for you. If you think that the drains or pipes at your home or business pose a risk to your pets or neighbourhood wildlife, contact MR DrainServices. Our skilled technicians can tour your property, assess your system and help find simple ways to help keep animals safe.
Most Common Causes for Blocked Drains
Leaves and tree roots
Falling leaves can cause quite an issue to homeowners; not only do they give gardens an untidy look but can block nearby drains. Therefore, regular garden tending would save you major headaches of dealing with the consequences and cost of an overflowing drain.
Tree roots are another concern, as they are drawn to the nearest source of water and can crack the pipe in time, causing serious blockage.
Grease and fat
This is one of the most common causes of all, yet the easiest to prevent.Any fatty substances which are washed down the sinks will stick to the inside of the pipes, eventually building up so much that no more liquid can pass through. This can be easily avoided by keeping a watchful eye over the liquids which you do decide to wash away.
A build up of hair can also pose a large problem for homeowners. Over time this can worsen if the blockage is not quickly cleared, preventing liquid from passing through it altogether. Although this can be helped by using devices which catch the hair before it enters the pipes, you should still pay close attention to this simple, yet avoidable issue.
Choked or blocked drainage can occur when foreign objects or materials such as soaps, fats or food build up become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath. Initially the material may not fully block the drain, but over time materials will continue to collect which will prevent water from flowing freely and could eventually cause the drain to block. Toilets regularly block up due to too much toilet paper, sanitary items and even nappies being flushed down them. Young children are often the culprits for blocked toilets. They have been known to flush a full roll of toilet paper, a toy and even the toilet brush.