How to tell if your drain is blocked

A blocked drain cause both stress and can create unwanted costs. There are however several early signs of a blocked drain, which if identified soon enough can prevent further damage to any pipes, drains and general areas.

Signs associated with a blocked drain can include:

Unpleasant odours coming from drain

Blocked drains tend to emit foul/ unpleasant odours. Drains can become blocked due to food debris stuck in the pipes. As the food slowly decomposes it creates a noticeably bad smell, which appears worse if the tap has been turned on.

Slow drainage

If there is a blockage present in the pipe, any water will drain slowly. The water has to filter through or around the blockage creating a sluggish flow.

Raised water levels

The easiest way to detect a toilet blockage is if when flushed your toilet water level rises higher than normal. However if water rises to the point of overflowing, there could be a much more serious issue within your drains.

Gurgling sounds

If any strange gurgling sounds are heard from drains and plug holes, this could be a sign of a blockage. The gurgling sound indicates that there is trapped air in the drain, and is escaping when you run water.

If you do notice any of these signs, call Drainline on 01403 261549 as soon as possible or contact us via this link and a member of the Drainline team will be in touch.

Our fixed price drain unblocking services mean you can call us out without having to worry about any more nasty surprises when you see the bill.

Our unblocking teams are all trained in the use of our latest equipment, so you can be sure of a quick, professional solution, whatever the problem.

Covering the whole of the South East Drainline have the equipment, recourses, training and experienced operatives to respond to any blockage from a kitchen sink to a main sewer.

If you have any drainage issue call Drainline on 01403 261549 to speak to one of our specialists who will be happy to give you free advice.

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