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How to detect if you have a blocked drain?

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This short article discusses all the signs associated with a blocked drain, helping you prevent any future blockages.

Blocked drains cause both stress and can create unwanted costs. There are however several known signs of a blocked drain, which if identified can prevent further damage to any pipes and the drains.

Signs associated with a blocked drain can include:

  • Unpleasant odours: Blocked drains tend to emit foul/ unpleasant odours. Drains can get blocked due to food debris stuck in the pipes. As the food slowly decomposes it creates a noticeably bad smell, which appears worse if the tap has been turned on.
  • Slow drainage: If there is a blockage present in the pipe, any water will drain slowly. The water has to filter through or around the blockage creating a sluggish flow.
  • Raised water levels: The easiest way to detect a toilet blockage is if when flushed your toilet water level rises higher than normal. However if water rises to the point of overflowing, there could be a much more serious issue within your drains.
  • Gurgling sounds: If any strange gurgling sounds are heard from drains and plug holes, this could be a sign of a blockage. The gurgling sound indicates that there is trapped air in the drain, and is escaping when you run water.

If you do notice any of these signs, call ANSA drainage solutions on 0844 273 2960 or fill in the contact us and a member of the Ansa team will be in touch. Our fixed price drain unblocking services mean you can call us out without having to worry about any more nasty surprises when you see the bill. Our unblocking teams are all trained in the use of the latest rodding and jetting equipment, so you can be sure of a quick, professional solution, whatever the problem.

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