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Top 5 Signs of a Blocked Drain


A blocked drain is usually not difficult to spot as it will interfere with your day-to-day business by causing disruption to your property. While it is tempting to ignore a blocked drain, if you wait for the problem to escalate, it could mean more time and costs involved in order to fix the issue.

Below are the top five signs of a blocked drain. If you notice any of them start to crop up on your property, it is recommended to call a blocked drain specialist in to assess the problem and repair it promptly before more damage is caused.

  1. Slow Draining of Water

A common sign of a drain blockage is water draining slower than usual from your sink, bath or shower. You may notice this while you are showering and the water begins to pool at your feet and approaches overflowing from the edge. In general, this symptom will get worse over time if not dealt with and make it very difficult to take a shower or wash the dishes.

  1. A Bad Smell

No one likes to put their nose up to a drain, but if you start sniffing out a foul odour even from afar, it could be a sign that something is wrong. A blocked drain will emit an unpleasant smell due to whatever has clogged it and is beginning to rot or decompose in the pipes.

  1. A Gurgling Sound

If your pipes start making a strange noise, this is another sign of a blocked drain. Gurgling sounds from drains, toilet flushes and plug holes occurs when air is trapped within the pipes due to the blockage.

  1. It’s in the Flush

A blocked drain can cause the water levels in your toilet to rise more than usual when you flush. If it reaches the point of overflowing, it’s best to skip the plunger and call in an expert to assess the problem.

  1. Damp Walls

Damp walls or floors in your home may be a more major sign of a collapsed drain and require immediate attention. If left unattended, it can lead to more serious problems. So if you notice damp patches around the home, contact a drain specialist right away before the damage becomes irreversible.

While some of the signs listed are more severe than others, it is always recommended to contact a drain expert to come in and assess the situation. At Sydney Blocked Drains, we take our drain blockages very seriously and have a very detailed and methodical system in place to deal with various kinds of blocked drain issues. Our first step is to carry out an initial inspection. After the inspection, we will be able to determine the cause of the problem and the best course of action to take. We are always upfront about all the costs involved and will provide you with a detailed quote. We will only commence repairs on your drain once the quote is approved.

So if a blocked drain is causing you grief, call us now for an obligation-free quote or contact us through our website today.

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One of the Director of Sydney Blocked Drains.

Patrick Noone

Director of Sydney Blocked Drains

Patrick Noone is a highly skilled and experienced professional in the plumbing industry, with a particular focus on blocked drains. As the director of Sydney Blocked Drains, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every job he undertakes.

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