5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Drain Emergency

Did you know there are a variety of common tell-tale signs that can indicate a serious drain emergency? If you don’t deal with these five revealing signs immediately, you could experience significant damage to your drainage system and home.

Slow Flow

If water from your tap is slow-flowing, do not ignore it; it could indicate a problem. Slow flowing water is often a sign that there is a larger issue further down the drainage system, for example a broken drain pipe or a blockage. If you leave slow-flowing water untreated, you could burst a pipe and experience a flood into your home.

Low Pressure

Water pressure is an important aspect to the function of your drainage system and is a critical component to ensuring waste water is flushed away effectively. If you’re experiencing low water pressure, it could mean that one of the water mains in your area has burst. Alternatively, it could indicate a broken drain pipe.

Burst Pipe

If your pipe has burst, you need to immediately turn off the water supply via the stop tap. You should open all taps in the house to drain water from the entire system and ensure that there is no way a flood will occur in your home. If a pipe has burst near any electrics, switch off the mains as soon as possible.

Bad Smells

A very common sign of a drain emergency are bad odours coming from drains. This is a tell-tale sign that a blockage has occurred and therefore water and solids have gathered. Typically, bad smells occur in kitchen sinks, baths, showers and toilets. If you start to smell anything unusual, don’t ignore it, as the problem may be easier to eradicate sooner.

Odd Sounds

If you hear odd sounds coming from your drains, it could be a sign that there is trapped air within your pipes. Air may have become trapped due to a build-up of grease, oil, food and other debris within the pipes. If you are hearing odd sounds from your drains, no matter how minor they may seem, you should contact a professional to avoid the problem getting serious.

If you experience any of these common signs, you should give We Love Drains a call. Our professional drainage experts can advise you, answer questions, assess the situation and fix the damage.

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