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How to Identify and Fix Blocked Drains in Your Property

Realising that a drain in your home’s wastewater treatment system is blocked is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only does this disrupt the overall functionality of water systems in the home, but it can also damage your home, pose dangerous health risks for your family, and emit nasty odours and raw sewage if left untreated. If you suspect that a drain or drains in your home are blocked, here are some tips on how to identify this and resolve the issue efficiently and effectively.

Identify What Drain is Blocked

Identifying that you are dealing with a blocked drain in your property is the first step toward fixing the issue. Thankfully, doing this is quite simple. Most homeowners will know a drain is blocked when water stops draining properly from sinks and showers, or when the toilet fails to drain after flushing. Other tell-tale signs of a blocked drain include gurgling or slow draining from sinks, flooding inside or outside the property and, in the worst cases, can be identified by foul odours or raw sewage inside or outside the property. While it’s always easy to know when a drain is blocked, identifying the exact drain or drains that need attention can be difficult. Sometimes blocked drains can be localised and identified by the exact appliance that isn’t draining, but other times it can help to hire a plumber who can use specialised equipment to identify the blocked drain.


Get to Work Unblocking the Drain

After identifying where the blockage lies, the next step is to find out whether the blockage is minor or serious. Many minor blockages, such as small clogs in sink drains and the likes, can be unblocked using standard drain cleaners applied directly down the blocked drain and left to work for a few hours. If this does not work to solve the blockage, it’s important to call a professional plumber to unblock your drains. By hiring a professional, you not only ensure that the blockage is removed in full, but also ensure that the drains in your property are protected and cared for properly, saving you money on expensive structural repairs in the long run.


Hiring a Drain Unblocking Specialist

When it comes to hiring a professional to unblock the drains in your property, ensuring you contact a reliable company is a must to make sure your home’s wastewater system remains intact and working optimally after your drain unblocking service. Professional drain unblocking companies will use high-quality materials such as CCTV videos and specialist poles, rods, and suction hoses to safely but effectively remove any blockages and carry out any drain cleaning services required. While hiring a professional can seem expensive at the time, investing in a service to fully unblock, clean, and repair drains where necessary is always a better idea than trying to unblock a major pipe by yourself and accidentally damaging the entire wastewater treatment system in your home.


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