Drainage is always a huge problem within a number of households where blocked drains are an extremely common issue. Many people can’t pick out the signs of having a blocked drain until it is too late. Here are some tell-tale signs of having a blocked drain and what you can do to prevent them:
Blocked drains tend to give off bad smells and offensive odours. This is due to food particles and bacteria getting stuck in the drain and pipes, and starting to break down. As they can’t be washed down the drain as normal, they slowly decompose. The smell is often worse after the tap has been run, as this aggravates the bacteria and the odour is more noticeable. To avoid this, ensure no foreign objects fall down the sink and ensure all food waste is put in the bin rather than washing it down the sink. Another common cause of blocked drains is long hair getting stuck in the drain. Make sure this is removed every time the bath or shower is used.
If the drain makes strange gurgling sounds when you run the taps, it may be a sign of a blocked drain. The sound is often caused by trapped air which bubbles up and pushes its way towards the surface when the water filters down the drain. If the drain was in good working order the water would flow naturally down the pipes, without any obstruction.
If a drain is blocked, very often the drainage for that particular facility will be very slow. It may cause a build-up of water, which takes time to completely drain away. This is due to the blockage in the drain preventing the water from naturally flowing through the pipes. The water has to filter slowly around the blockage causing this sluggish drainage.
Raised Water Levels
If when you flush the toilet the water level rises higher than normal this could be a sign of a blocked drain. Similarly if the water rises up to a point of nearly overflowing before draining away this can also mean there are issues with your drainage. This should be dealt with immediately to ensure there is no risk of water damage to your bathroom, floors and ceilings.
If you have noticed any of these tell-tale signs in your home, then it is important to seek the help of a professional plumber. We here at Surab are a knowledgeable and highly qualified heating and plumbing company with over 20 years’ experience. Our fully trained staff are efficient and reliable so your drainage will be back to normal in no time. So if you’re looking for Plumbers in Aylesbury, Surab should be your first port of call. Contact us today on 01844 274 604 or send us an email via our online form.