Signs of a blocked drain:
There are various ways that debris can accidentally get into your drains which over time can cause
them to become blocked – some of the most common drain blockages are:
Other objects which can block drains include:
Blocked drains can cause damp as the water flowing down the drain may actually flow out into the
ground around the drainpipe itself. The result of this water spilling out is wide reaching with issues
including penetrating damp & wet rot potentially being caused. If the pipe has collapsed underneath
your home you can usually spot signs of damp on the walls and the floor.
Subsidence is when the ground sinks around a drain pipe over time as water has been leaking from
the pipe and into the ground for a long period of time. This can eventually cause the ground to sink
near the property. Another sign could also be a particularly lush, green patch of grass as this could
mean sewage may have also leaked and acted like a fertiliser.
Furthermore, where the damaged pipe lies underneath the building’s structural points then there is
also the possibility for cracks in the building to appear, especially in floors and walls. Though this
tends to only happen if a drain has been left in disrepair for a long time but this damage can
potentially be very expensive.
A blocked or slow running drain can cause:
If left untreated, blocked drains can cause a mass build up of harmful bacteria and attracting unwanted vermin to the vicinity of your home.
This can cause serious health issues, as you can be exposed to infectious bacteria which poses risks of disease and skin irritation.
Leave it to the professionals!
Argo Drains have 25 years of experience in the drainage industry.
It may seem like a cheaper solution at the time, but with improper technique and cheap equipment, you may not be able to clear a drain very easily. Cheap drainage rods are susceptible to breakages.
If your drain isn’t properly unblocked, you could be facing costly property damage, and be at risk of health issues.
It could take anything from one hour to four hours – depending on the severity of the drain blockage.
We use CCTV Drain Surveys. This is a way of identifying the cause of drain blockages, which will tell us how to resolve the issue.
This process involves using high-quality camera technology to identify the issues underneath the drain. Click here to find out more information about CCTV Drain Surveys.