Blocked drains are one of the most common reason why professional assistance is required. It’s not only an inconvenience, a blocked drain can also become a health and safety hazard as the standing water can become a breeding ground for household insects, such as mosquitos.
A: A very obvious sign is standing water which remains in the sink or your toilet bowl and doesn’t drain away.
Before it becomes completely blocked, you may first start to notice a foul smell coming from the drains, a gurgling sound or water taking longer to drain away. For external drains, you may also notice puddles around the drain where the water has built up. In extreme cases, your drains might also overflow with waste matter, which of course isn’t pleasant.
Drains are designed to remove waste liquid from the property, thus non-liquid items can often get stuck in the piping and lead to blockages. Blockages can also be formed due to build ups from dirt, grease and grime, such as cooking grease and fat from kitchens, domestic or commercial. External drains can be blocked by fallen leaves, moss build up as well as overgrown roots, which can also damage the pipes.
If you notice any symptoms of a blocked drain in your home, Emergency Plumbers Southampton will be more than happy to help. We have the equipment and knowledge to diagnose the cause of the blockage and efficiently remedy it to minimise disruption to your home and work.
Emergency Blocked Drains
In unfortunate cases, you may not notice a blocked drain until it is overflowing with waste matter from the other outlets. It’s messy, smelly and understandably you’ll want it remedying as soon as possible. Emergency Plumbers Southampton offer a rapid response across Southampton and the surrounding areas; we will be on site at the earliest opportunity, bringing all necessary equipment so we can aim to resolve your issue in a single trip.
With competitive call-out rates, unrivalled professionalism and an outstanding reputation, make you first port of call when you have a plumbing emergency.