Tell Tale Signs You Have Blocked Drains

Today, we’re talking about how to recognise the tell tale signs you have blocked drains. You might think it’s abundantly obvious, but by the time you can’t use your kitchen sink or bath, the drains aren’t just a problem, it’s turned into a full-on crisis. We’d like you to avoid this, so here are some tips to help you recognise a problem before it becomes a crisis.

Indications and Where to Look

Most of the time, you’re probably not even bothered by the drains and will barely give them a second thought. It’s only when you recognise a problem that you do something about it. You’ll need to act fast once you identify an issue.

Keep Those Drains Clear and Clean

It’s important to keep your drains clear at all times, whether you’re at work or at home. At work, a blocked drain could be caused by things such as grease, oil or fat, don’t allow your drains to become dirty and clogged as this can mean downtime while you call in a drain specialist to do something about it. Once you do sense that something is wrong, you need to check which part of the building it’s coming from, which parts are affected? Are the toilets working normally, what colour is the water, is there any debris?

Don’t Let the Problem Become Unmanageable

If you don’t deal with the blockage at an earlier stage, then a simple problem becomes a much bigger one. It can really create a disaster that will be expensive for you to rectify, and as well as this imagine the impact on customers when there’s an unpleasant smell, it could damage your reputation irrevocably. As well as that it’s a health hazard.

Domestic Properties

If you own a domestic property, blocked drains can still cause some serious issues. If you have small children then the last thing they need is to be around blocked drains, so always look out for signs so you can act quickly.

The most important signs to look out for are:

  • Unpleasant smells

  • Gurgling noises

  • Raised water levels

  • Slow drainage

  • Drain cover leaks.

Try Some Simple Solutions at Home First

There are some simple solutions you can try at home before calling out a drain specialist, these might be things such as baking soda and vinegar, a plunger, which you can buy at any reputable DIY store, or a drain snake. If you find that none of these work, then it’s time to call in a professional.

East of Scotland Drainage – Drainage Specialists

It’s at this point when you need to contact us. We can investigate, make a diagnosis and help to remedy the situation so your drains are back to working order in next to no time. Get in touch with us here at East of Scotland Drainage if you think you have a problem with your drains and we can sort it out.