How To Spot a Blocked Drain Before It’s Too Late

April 3, 2023

There is never a good or ideal time to suffer from a blocked drain, with the issue creating both short term and long term impacts throughout your home and on your standard and quality of life. Not only does a blocked drain affect water flow but it can lead to unpleasant aromas inside and out and can ultimately cause expensive damage to your property.

With all this in mind, it’s little wonder why our drain unblocking London service is so high in demand – with homeowners and property managers calling on our professionals to attend to minor issues before they start to worsen. Knowing what to look for and being able to identify the signs of a blocked drain is crucial to ensuring you benefit from a fast and effective response, with the following signs to look out for to safeguard the health and hygiene of your home and family. 

Most common signs of a blocked drain

The symptoms of a blocked drain grow steadily worse with time and as the issue remains unsolved, with unpleasant smells and gurgling pipes both two of the most common signs that something is wrong. If you find that it is taking your sinks far longer to drain than usual or discover that your toilet is backing up when flushed, these are other signs of a potential blockage somewhere in the system, which needs to be addressed by a team of professionals with the right equipment and experience in safely navigating the complex and often concealed blockages.

With that in mind, what could be the cause behind your blocked drain?

The causes of a blocked drain

A blocked drain can be caused by anything from an external issue with fallen leaves and natural debris to flushed wet wipes, a build-up of hair and grease, and even foreign objects which have been flushed into water systems and have become stuck inside the pipes of your home.

Typically, the longer a blockage is left the worse it becomes high-pressure as the obstacle which is impeding the movement of water through the drain gradually grows. What this means is that the only way to ultimately remove this issue completely and restore your drainage system to full working order is with an expert drain unblocking service such as that offered by London Drainage.

Why London Drainage?

Through a combination of the highest-grade equipment and the most experienced professionals, we have high-pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical coring machines at our disposal for use in drains of different layouts, locations, and depths. Our flexible approach to drain unblocking means that we can service issues without damaging the surrounding environment and with minimal upheaval to your home and routine – restoring your drains and interior plumbing to full working order in no time at all.

For more information on our drain unblocking service and to discuss the causes and symptoms of blocked drains with our experts, get in touch directly via the contact information on our website.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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