Blocked Drains

What Causes Blocked Drains?

Blocked drains can be an inconvenient and potentially messy affair but, if caught early on, they are a relatively easy issue to fix thereby enabling you to avoid more serious leaks, flooding or damages in the future.

As clean and careful as you may be, it’s inevitable that at some point you are going to have to deal with some form of drain blockage in your home. Blocked drains are often caused by heavy materials which have been flushed down into the drain. These can include sanitary products, paper towels, tissues, wipes or other hard to flush materials.

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Outside drain, blocked by leaves and rubbish

Grease and fat is another common cause of blocked drains, despite being one of the easiest to prevent. Fatty and greasy substances are especially sticky; when they are washed down the sink they stick to the inside of the pipes and clog them up to such an extent that no other liquid can pass through. Thus, blocked drains are created. Hair can also cause major blockages in your drainage systems and, over time, the build up of hair down a plug can stop water from passing through, resulting in the whole system clogging up.

What Are the Symptoms of Blocked Drains?

There are several signs that give you warning there may be something untoward going on with your drainage system. If you notice these signs early on, it can end up saving you a lot of trouble in the long run and prevent blocked drains from completely overflowing.

Look out for the following:

  • Sulphurous smells which indicate trapped and rotting elements
  • Slow draining sinks
  • High rising sinks or toilets which may overflow
  • Gurgling toilets, sinks or showers

24-Hour Blocked Drain Service

At James Drain Solutions, we’ve dealt with enough blocked drains to identify what is causing the problem and fix it quickly and efficiently.

If your home is experiencing blocked drains, or if you are having any other drainage issues such as Drain Unblocking or Drain Repairs, get in touch with James Drain Solutions today. We have a wealth of experience and have the skills to handle any drain blockage scenarios, ensuring your drains are fully functional as soon as possible.

Don’t suffer blocked drains any longer! Contact us via our online form or give us a call on freephone 0800 037 5112 to discuss how we can help you with your blocked drains.