Blocked drain problems are very common in every household, however, by spotting the signs early and taking action to clear blocked drains, the problem can be fixed sooner. Blockages can be due to accumulation of waste in the pipes, tree roots getting in to cracks in pipes and or broken or sunken pipes. It starts with small draining problems, which if ignored, easily turn into an emergency situation. The disasters created by a blocked drain can be very unpleasant and expensive.
Early warning signs to look out for
- Unpleasant Smells are one of the easiest and nastiest signs of drain blockage. Water can still run smoothly from the drain but if any lingering smell comes from washrooms or kitchens, then the chances of a blockage are high.
- Slow Draining water in the kitchen or bathroom sinks. This can be due to hair trapped in the bathroom sinks or leftover food or grease in kitchen pipes.
- Toilet Flushing issues can create a real mess in a home. Rising water levels while flushing the toilets can be an indicator of a blockage. This problem should be taken care of before everything starts overflowing in the bathroom.
- Drain Gully Leakages are usually found in the garden areas or outdoors. A sign of this is water spots or toilet paper around the drain cover areas, which is a result of blocked pipelines.
Can you fix a blocked drain?
All these signs are very common and are experienced in most households at some point in time. Using high-pressure water or cleaning chemicals can be the best way to remove blockage problems at home, but if the problems are severe and persist, it’s best to call for professional help.
Professional plumbing services can solve all types of drainage problems. They can identify the main cause of blockage by using CCTV cameras, and modern techniques like drain jetting, rodding, etc. and use these professional tools for repairing and cleaning blocked drains.
These professional services are available 'round the clock for emergency assistance and ensure the best, high-quality services at cost-effective rates. Just give us a call for your emergency plumbing needs!