Signs Your Drain Needs Unblocking

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Drain cleaning is an important element of keeping a plumbing system in good working order. But how can you tell when your drains need to be cleaned? Continue reading to learn about the most common indicators that you need drain cleaning. 

Slower Drain

Sinks that are slow to drain are a definite sign you have a clog. A clogged drain can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common culprits are objects or substances that plug it up. If more than one fixture is slowing down, there’s probably a major clog in your sewer line. You can use a mixture of hot water and mild detergent to try to flush these clogs out on your own. If this does not work, you should hire a plumber to clear your drains professionally. 

Funny Smell

If you can’t see anything wrong, you’ll almost certainly smell something nasty around your drains. This could be the result of a sewage line crash, which can discharge toxic fumes through cracks. Fortunately, a plumber should be able to pinpoint the source of the odours with a drain cleaning and inspection.

Mold Near Your Drains

Another sign your drains need professional help could be mold around your drains. Mold has a foul odour and is incredibly harmful to your health. It also grows in wet, gloomy environments, which could indicate a leak. Hire a professional to remove the mold, and get your drains cleaned by a reputable plumber while they’re at it. 

Critters in the Drains

If you’ve never had any problems with critters such as fruit flies or bugs but overnight it’s become an issue it may be due to blocked drains. Fruit flies are drawn to food caught in your drainage pipes, which many people are unaware of. Fruit flies will notice when there is a surplus of food. Professional plumbers will be able to remove all traces of food from your drains. Your fruit flies will have no choice but to move on after the meal is gone.

Contact Us

Now that you know that you are in need of a drain cleaning Servo-Rod can help with our professional drain survey and cleaning service. Contact Us on 0800 358 5995 or fill a quick enquiry form.

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