The chances are you don't give too much thought to your drainage system and who can blame you? As long as it's doing what it needs to do, all is well! However, what about when things aren't going to plan? Perhaps your bathroom has flooded? Or the sink isn’t draining properly. Ideally, you don’t want it to come to this so being aware of the warning signs before anything drastic arises is key!
Whether you are familiar with your drain works or not, it's incredibly useful to have an idea of the signs that it may need some care and attention.
So, with this in mind, if you can recognize the signs that you need drain cleaning, you’ll be in a much better position. Taking this into consideration, we talk you through some of the common signs that your drain needs to be cleaned professionally. Let's get into it!
Have you noticed that water isn’t draining properly or draining at all? Perhaps you’re doing some washing up and notice that half the water is still in the sink half an hour later. Or maybe you have found yourself standing ankle-deep in a puddle of soapy water in the shower because it's not draining properly?
This is referred to as ‘standing water’ and what this means is that there is a plug somewhere in your drainage pipes. The chances are that it is clogged up by hair or debris and there’s enough of it that won’t let water pass.
Cleaning your drains is the solution to fixing this. If it’s clogged so much that you cannot let any water escape, it’s time to call in the professionals such as Drainage Consultants Ltd for assistance.
Slow Moving Water
Similar to the previous point, if you have clocked that bath or sink longer to empty water than normal, it’s likely you have a clogged drain. In due course hair, soap, grease, and food particles can build up in the pipes. It can build up slowly creating a blockage.
A slow-moving drain can become a more significant problem if you don’t clear your drainage pipes efficiently. Taking care of the problem as soon as you notice it will save you money and headaches down the line.
Have you clocked a pretty unpleasant odour coming from your drains? This could be a problem. If the odour is coming from your sink and you’ve tried relentlessly to scrub the exterior clean and used lots of drain cleaner to no avail, this could mean food or sewage is building up somewhere within your pipes.
A drain specialist will be able to remove any debris that’s blocking up your drain. They will also have the right equipment that can reach the source of the smell no matter where it’s located.
Perhaps it's the case that you clocked a block in the sink and thought you had sorted it? But it happened again a few days later. If you have clocked frequent clogs in the drain it might mean you have a more serious blockage a simple DIY job won’t rectify. Detritus and residue can build up on the inside of pipes so easily. Using a drain cleaner from the shop isn’t always the best solution sadly, although it's the easiest. This is how you know a professional drain expert is needed and can help get rid of the problem properly!
Have you noticed that your sink makes a funny noise? A bit like a gurgling sound, even though your drain seems to be working okay? Well if this is the case there could be an issue. Unusual noises coming from pipes indicate there could be an issue. Perhaps a clog has started to form and you are able to catch it in its early stages. As a clog happens, it makes air bubbles as water gushes past. These bubbles are the thing that causes the gurgling noises you have noticed.
This can be a real pain! Have you walked into your kitchen and noticed a puddle of dirty, or in some cases foul-smelling, water? This may well be the cause of a water backup. This can be costly to repair and depending on the damage, a pain to clean. This is caused by drain lines being clogged up and then, in turn, this leaves nowhere else for your water to go.
If you have never previously had an issue with flies or more specifically fruit flies but now you have, there could be an issue with your drain. Why you ask? Lots of people don’t realise this but fruit flies are drawn to the waste stuck in your drainage pipes. When any debris begins to build up, fruit flies will clock on to this, much to your annoyance no doubt! An expert drain specialist will be able to
remove all traces of debris from your drains. This is ultimately what will get rid of the flies!
Have you noticed that your toilet water rises excessively when you flush it or even worse, overflows altogether? This could most likely be due to an issue in the drainage lines. Toilet paper, sanitary items as well as other waste can easily clog your toilet. It is often the case that if your toilet overflows it can indicate that there’s a clog that’s not permitting your toilet to empty as it normally would.
Relying on Liquid Drain Cleaner
If you use a drain cleaner all the time, at least every few days or weekly, this could be an issue, especially if your drains are still moving slowly or waste isn't shifting. If the problem isn’t going away we advise that you stop wasting your money on drain cleaner - using too much can actually damage your pipes. For stubborn clogging, a reliable drain cleaning service is going to be the thing that helps you to clear it out while protecting your pipe’s structure.
Drainage Consultants Ltd - The Professional Drainage Contractors Based in Stockport
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Here at Drainage Consultants Ltd, our drainage specialists offer a 24-hour service to customers up and down the country, ensuring that homes and businesses are safe from drainage problems. Whether you’re in need of drain clearance or sewer repair, our drain experts are on call no matter the time of day or night to resolve your issue quickly, efficiently and to the highest possible standard. To find out more, contact us today. We’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have.