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5 Signs of a Blocked Drain

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Our Expert Advice

Blocked drains can cause no end of disruption in a home – so get yours fixed as soon as you spot the warning signs.

There are some signs that you should keep an eye (and ears!) out for, as they could be the signs of a blocked drain. If you have a regular maintenance contract with us, then in the majority of cases, we’ll be able to prevent blocked drains on your property – but it’s still worth knowing what the signs of a blocked drain are.

Why drain maintenance is important

As a top London Drainage Company, we are ideally placed to help you manage the ongoing maintenance of your drains. We’ll be able to check your drains for any signs of damage or blockages when it suits you, will be able to stop any problems from escalating, and will offer you advice on how to care for your drains.

Sometimes drain problems can develop quickly though, so it’s important to recognise the five key signs.

Keep an eye on how quickly water drains away

If you notice that water in your sink or bath is draining away slowly, then that could be a sign that one of your drainage pipes is blocked. As the blockage gets bigger, it will reduce the amount of room for liquid to flow through the pipe – and as a result, water will not drain away as quickly.

If you notice a bad smell, have your drains checked

Another common sign of a blocked drain is a strong, unpleasant odour coming from a plughole. A lot of drain blockages are caused by food. As the food breaks down and begins to decompose in the drain,

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