Norwich Drain Services
If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’re currently experiencing problems with your drains and are scouring the web in search of solutions.
Well, let’s begin with the good news: you’ve come to the right place.
We have years of experience repairing, inspecting and replacing drains and are able to tackle pretty much any drain issue. We provide both domestic and commercial services.
Understanding what causes problems with your drains, how to spot them and what to do about them will help you to stay on top of your drainage issues and keep your home flowing freely.
What causes blocked drains?
Drains can become blocked for a variety of reasons. Often, blockages occur when foreign objects are thrown down the loo or when food waste gets washed into the sink.
If you pour things like cooking oil or melted butter into your kitchen drain, the fat will solidify in your pipes and could build up over time to cause a ‘fatberg’.
Wet wipes, hair, sanitary products and other non-degradable debris are also common culprits behind blocked drains.
You can keep clogged drains to a minimum by ensuring no one on your home throws anything down the drains that doesn’t belong there. Although this is often easier said than done, especially if you have children, working on a bit of ‘drain awareness’ can save you a lot of problems in the future.
As well as problems created by blockages, drainage issues can be caused by tree roots cracking or crushing pipes, building works damaging existing drainage systems and freezing temperatures damaging the pipes in your property.
Problems caused by these external factors are generally harder to prevent, however being vigilant will help you to spot them, and repair them, as quickly as possible.
How to spot drainage problems
Often, the first sign that there’s a problem will be slow draining water. If your baths, showers and sinks are taking longer to empty than normal, it could well be because there’s blockage further down the line.
Sometimes you’ll also notice a bad odour emanating from your drainage system.
This will persist and become worse over time, especially if you don’t get the issue dealt with quickly. In more severe cases, blocked drains can cause leaks and flooding.
If left, this excess water can begin to damage your home, causing long term issues and potentially becoming very expensive to put right.
What to do if you suspect your drains are blocked or leaking
If you suspect there’s problem with your drains, you need to call in the professionals as quickly as possible.
The sooner the issue is fixed, the less damage will be done to your home and the cheaper the job should be. If you live in the Norwich area, or in the surrounding region, give us a call today on 0800 999 8922 and get your drains fixed for good.