Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain

Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain

Blocked drains can end up taking up time and costing money if they’re not dealt with promptly. They are a frequent household problem, and can quickly become a serious issue if they’re not taken care of. If you can see the warning signs of a blocked drain, then you can identify any problems and act fast, before major damage is done.

Here are some of the most common signs to watch out for, so you can avoid disaster before it strikes!

Gurgling Noises

Gurgling Noises

A majority of the time you can tell a drain has become blocked by the sound that it makes. A gurgling sound indicates that there is trapped air inside the drain, and it is escaping when you run the water. It could be anything from a partial drain blockage or or failing septic system, to a drain venting problem.

One of the most common signs of a blocked drain is when the water is draining too slowly. This can occur in a sink, shower, bathtub or any other household drain, and is usually caused by a blockage. Something is obstructing the pipe, and the water isn’t able to get through as quickly as it should.

Repulsive Smells

A second common sign of a blocked drain is an unpleasant odour. This is caused by parts of food or other organic materials getting caught in the drain and starting to decompose. It’ happens when the surge of water from the wash causes a gas backup in the system. A stopper is a great way to prevent particles of food going down the sink, and make sure you put organic waste in a recycling bin or compost, instead of washing it down the drain.

Blockages and odours in showers and bathtubs can also be caused by human hair clogging up the drain; you should regularly clean your bathroom to avoid these issues.

Water Resurgence

Water Resurgence

If a blockage becomes severe, you will end up with pools of water around the opening of the blocked drain. This is a sign that your problem needs to be dealt with as soon as possible, because the drain is actually backed up and water isn’t able to drain away. To avoid further flooding or water resurgence you must call a professional immediately.

A professional engineer will be able to tell exactly where the problem lies, whether it is food particles, grease, oil, or fat. DMS (BUCKS) LIMITED are an professional specialists in cleaning and repairing drains. They hold years of experience within the industry and use the latest equipment in order to unblock drains promptly. They can even help you salvage a damaged drain by repairing or relining, rather than completely inserting a new drain. So if you’ve got a drain problem that you can’t resolve, give them a call on 01926 651992 and they will be happy to assist you.