Have you noticed that your drains aren’t working as they used to? It may take a while for a blockage to build up and become apparent, but once a problem has started to take its toll, it can become obvious very quickly. Though if you become familiar with the signs and symptoms of a blocked drain, you’ll be able to take action quickly and call in the professionals to put the problem right as soon as possible.
Here at Elliott Drainage, we have the right experience the service all drains, whether that’s in a small house or some of the largest food distribution warehouses in the country. From the moment you call us, you will receive nothing but a proactive and reactive response to ensure your drains are unblocked properly and everything is put right.
If you would like to receive more information about blocked drains and the service we can provide, then please get in touch with a member of the Elliott Drainage team today and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, take a look at our handy guide below.
When dealing with a blocked drain, there will be various visual signs to look out for. One of the most obvious is if your toilet, shower, bath or sinks are draining slowly. If a blockage is particularly bad, water may not drain away at all.
If you notice that only one fixture is experiencing issues, then the blockage will more than likely only be in one pipe connected to that specific fixture, however, if all of them are starting to back up, then the blockage will most likely be in the sewer drain.
The toilet can be the most obvious and helpful in revealing the extent of the problem – if you are flushing the toilet and water is rising in the shower, or running taps cause the water in the toilet to rise, then you definitely have a blocked drain.
If you suspect you have a blockage, it can be a good idea to check external drains and manhole covers on your property for any signs of rising. Though, be sure to only check this from the outside. Entering manholes can be highly dangerous and should only be done by a professional.
One of the biggest giveaways that you have a blocked drain can be the smells. If you are smelling foul smells, you probably have a blockage and something in it is starting to rot. A bad smell will likely appear before any visual symptoms, so it’s vital to not ignore any unusual odours.
Finally, of your pipes and drains are making unusual sounds, it could be an indication of a blockage. Loud gurgling from your drains, toilet flushes and pipes can be an early warning of air trapped in the pipes by a blockage.
What Should You Do?
If you have noticed any of the symptoms above, it’s time to tackle the issue before it gets any worse. Taking good care of your drains is vitally important and is something that should be taken extremely seriously. Calling in a professional straight away will reduce the risk of causing more permanent and costly damage to your property.
Here at Elliott Environmental Drainage, we are experts in dealing with a Blocked Drain in Kent. We have over 30 years of experience within the liquid waste industry and in that time, we have had the privilege of working in a huge variety of environments with a variety of different blockages.