What are the signs of a blocked drain?
A blocked drain can be a huge inconvenience, and if it is left for long enough it can become increasingly hard to ignore. It is important to know what to look for when you think you may have a blockage, and as soon as you notice anything that concerns you it is very important to call a drain technician to come and take care of the problem. If left for long enough, blockages can increase in size and cause a great deal of damage to your property, which ultimately ends up costing you more money.
Slow draining water is one of the biggest signs of a blockage, and if the blockage is particularly bad the water may not drain away at all. The resulting overflow of dirty water can pose a serious health risk, so it is important to call straight away and get the problem sorted.
Many blockages are caused by a buildup of substances that have been incorrectly disposed of, especially in kitchen sinks where food and oily substances have been washed down the sink rather than being thrown away in the bin as they should be. In this scenario, you may notice that the water does not drain quickly and there may be a bad smell coming from the drains.
Foul odors are very often the first indicator of a blockage, especially if there is a buildup of waste in the pipes. The waste will begin to rot over the time which can omit a bad smell, so if you are noticing anything that smells bad around the drains it is important to act straight away to prevent the problem from getting worse. We often also forget about the signs of a blockage that are in our external drains and manholes. You can check to see if there is water rising in these areas, which is often a strong indicator that somewhere on the property there is a blocked pipe. If this is the case, then it’s time to act and call Blocked Drain Bournemouth today.