Signs Your Drainage is Blocked
Taking care of your drainage should be just as important as anything else in a house. Without clear drains, you could face serious blockages and a large cost that could have been avoided. Keeping an eye out for the key signs of a problem will save you money, time and stress.
There are also some preventative measures you can take yourself. Doing some things like using a hair catcher in the shower or not disposing of used grease down the sink can make all the difference.
Need help with a blockage or clog? Get in touch with our team in Scotland at B&S Pipeline Solutions on or 01343 821 775 07863 100 866. What Causes Blockages?
When it comes to drains, there are several causes for unwanted clogs. Experiencing a blocked drain is one of the most common issues faced by homeowners. This could be your toilet, sink or shower. Anything that uses water and waste may at some point develop a problem if you re not careful.
Over the years we have seen many different reasons for blocked drains, including:
Hair Grease, Oil and Fats Soap Foreign Object Roots and Leaves Dirt Toilet Paper Wipes, Nappies and Sanitary Products Food Waste
Moreover, there may also be other causes to think about including heavy rain and storms, damaged pipework, as well as faulty installations.
Nothing is worse than realising there is an off-putting odour coming from your drains. As well as smelling bad, this could be damaging to your health if you are exposed to it for a long time. In a lot of cases, a bad smell is a sign that something isn t quite right
When bits of food waste and other items get stuck in the pipes, they can start to decompose. Water will then run over this as you run taps and flush toilets, making the smell worse.
Another key sign to look out for is gurgling coming from your sinks or toilet. This may be the very first symptom that you experience so it s one to take notice of. The sound comes from air in the pipes that has been trapped and is slowly moving through the system.
If you do notice this, then you should contact a drainage expert as soon as you can. Resolving a blockage sooner rather than later will keep costs down and cause less disruption.
Slow Water Flow
Have you noticed that water from the bath is slow to drain? A slow down in draining water can be an important sign of problems. Over time this can get worse and eventually stop draining altogether.
Sometimes when just a toilet or sink is affected, the issue may be within the fixture itself rather than further into the drains. It s important to get an idea of where the problem is whether that is outside or inside.
There are luckily a few things that you can do to prevent issues from developing. It s best to stop anything other than waste and water going down the pipes.
In the kitchen you should ensure all food waste is put in the bin rather than washed down the drains. Stopping hair from escaping down a plughole will additionally help as a build-up of soaps and hair can create problems.
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