Drainage issues occur in every Victoria & Duncan household, but it is not always easy to determine exactly where the problem is occurring. There are a number of reasons why drains can become blocked, and there are also a few ways to figure out if you have a blockage. Below are some common indicators that can alert you to a blocked drain in your home and may require drain cleaning.

Slow Drainage

One of the first indicators of a drain blockage is if your water drains slowly from any drain. If you think your water may be draining slower than usual, you may have a blockage that will only get worse.

Unusual Noises

If you hear noises such as gurgling coming from your drains, there could be air trapped in the pipes. This air most likely comes from built up debris in the drains such as grease, soap, or food.

Bad Odor

If you notice a bad odor coming from your sink, shower, or toilet, this could be a sign that decomposing waste is caught in the drain. The smell may also appear worse when the tap is turned on.

So now that you have determined that your drains may be blocked, there is one further consideration that must be made: is the issue happening because of your pipes, or the sewage system in your neighbourhood? One of the easiest ways to find this out is to speak with your neighbours. If other homes in your neighbourhood are experiencing the same indicators, it is likely there is a problem with the sewers. If not, it may just be the pipes in your home that are blocked.

If you think you may have a blocked drain, it is important to fix it fast before it becomes a more serious issue. Our team of Victoria plumbers can clear your drains safely and efficiently to ensure that your drains get back to normal quickly. Contact us today!