The second worst thing about those easy to spot early warning signs of a blocked drain is that they’re so easy to ignore and forget about. And the worst thing? The damage and repair costs that can follow if left to get out of control.
There can be a number of reasons for blocked drains – waste, soap build up or materials that don’t break down are all common causes, as well as more severe situations of collapsed or squashed drains. Whatever the cause, the signs are simple enough to spot, and can help you deal with the issue before it gets much worse.
What Should I Look Out For?
There are a number of warning signs that are easy to look out for, and usually crop up in day to day usage of any plumbing appliances like toilets, sinks, baths and showers. If you suspect your drain might be blocked you should watch out for the following:
• Unpleasant smells – easy to spot, and the nastiest of the warning signs.
• Water from baths, sinks and shower basins taking a long time to drain away, or not draining at all. This may be accompanied with ominous gurgling noises due to trapped air from blockages.
• Issues when you flush the toilet. These include water rising until it almost overflows before draining away, and more water than usual being drained away mid-flush (almost empty bowl).
• Water/waste leaking from drain covers – in this instance it’s likely that there’s a larger blockage further along your system.
What’s The Next Step?
Always act sooner rather than later – a blocked drain could eventually result in overflowing water or waste. Resurgence is not just unpleasant; it’s a health risk as well. If you spot any of these early warning signs, or any others, and are concerned that your drain may be blocked then give us here at MM Drains a call.
Serving London and the surrounding areas with our drain surveying and unblocking services, we are able to use our experience and expertise to assess your situation and determine the most effective course of action.
Our services are available 365 days a year, with a 24/7 emergency service available too, so call us today 0800 061 2559. With our one hour response time your drain issues will be sorted in next to no time.