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5 Signs of a Blocked Drain

We have all experienced the inconvenience of a blocked drain – from unpleasant odours to slow drainage or raised water levels.

One thing is for sure – you need to make sure to tackle the problem as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming even worse.

In fact, a blocked drain should not be taken lightly as it could lead to damage to the pipes and the drain itself.

The following are some common signs of blocked drains.

If you notice any one or more of these warning signs it is important to act quickly.

1. Unpleasant odors

No one likes smelling bad odours.

Drains are often clogged with food particles and other stuck debris.

Over time this will start to crumble.

Needless to say the smell this ends up giving off Nice, not leaking at all.

So if you start smelling these odours every time you turn on the faucet, your drain is probably clogged.

2. Water Drains Slowly

Another obvious sign that your drain is clogged is when you notice water slowly draining out of your sink, bathtub, shower, or bathroom Toilet drains.

In some cases, when the clog is severe, it may not drain at all.

You probably want to avoid the last situation.

In some cases, slow water drainage can be a problem with just one light.

If the case be the problem? In this case, the clog is most likely confined to a pipe that is specifically connected to that faucet.

But if all the faucets are showing signs of slow draining, then the problem is there is definitely a clog in the drain.

You can also check outside drains or manhole covers for signs of clogging as the water will rise as well. 

3.The water does not drain at all

The problem of clogging is very serious when the water does not drain at all.

In such a case, it's usually best to get professional help as the blockage is most likely significant and you could cause harm if you try to fix it yourself.

4. High water level

The most common sign of a clog is when
notices that the water is rising higher than normal each time you flush the toilet.

In some cases, the water can rise so high that it could overflow.

In this case, the disability is most likely very serious.

5 . Gurgling noises

In some cases, along with the bad smell, you may also notice some gurgling noises coming from your pipes and faucets.

Usually these noises are caused by air being trapped in the pipes due to blockages.

So every time the water tries to flow, there are these strange noises.

In some cases, the gurgling is louder than normal because part of the blockage can be displaced and expelled.

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