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5 Common drainage problems

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Your drainage and plumbing can cause some unexpected problems which can be very costly to put right. Understanding the problems and being able to identify them could end up saving you a lot of money. Here are 5 common drainage problems:

Slow Running Drain

Slow drains might not seem like a big issue, as the water is still running…right? A slow running drain can be an indication of a variety of problems, including a partial blockage of a drain which still allows water to flow through but is more susceptible to full blockage. A slow running drain can also be an indication that a pipe has misaligned or cracked which be a major issue if your drains are not running correctly.

Recurring Clogs

One of the most frustrating common drainage issues can be a recurring blockage. A recurring blockage can be the root of multiple issues where food, oils, hair, grime and other debris can accumulate in your drains over a period of time. Calling a professional drainage technician can help with recurring blockages.

Multiple Clogs

If you’ve got multiple blockages within your home, which could be standing water in the shower, overflowing toilet or a backed-up sink. This is a definite sign that a deep problem has occurred. The only way to reach these blockages would be to give your drains a deep clean.


Are your drains causing an awful smell to pollute your home, if you have noticed a distinct smell coming from your drains, this is caused when pollutants build up and then quickly break down releasing an odour. It can also be a broken pipe or sewer line, which could need repairing or replacing. The quickest and most cost effective way to solve this problem would be to call in a professional.


Flooding is the most serious drainage issue to date. When you have water coming back up from your drains, this could back up through your toilet, shower, bath and sinks. This could indicate a clog in your sewer lines. This is a very serious matter which needs to be dealt with immediately. Sewer water would contaminate anything in your home, and the risk of losing your personal property is eminent if you don’t sort it right away.

By ignoring the warning signs, you are setting yourself up for more serious consequences in the future. The easiest way to prevent future disasters is to call professional plumber on 01474 363359.

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