The sewage system that runs beneath your home may not be visible, but it will soon make itself known if it becomes blocked. Failure to maintain drainage in Sussex could result in flooding and water pressure issues. What’s more, a blocked drain could stink your house out and leave you paying for costly repairs and replacements! By understanding what warning signs to look out for you can get the issue dealt with promptly, before irreversible damages occur. Here are some tell-tale indications and causes of a blockage.
Never ignore something that seems out of the ordinary when it comes to drainage in Sussex, because the longer you leave problems fester, the more expensive repairs and replacements will likely be. A sulphurous smell is one of the most common indications of a problem, because it is a sign that elements are trapped and are beginning to rot inside the pipes. Pay attention to sinks that are slow draining, as well as high-rising toilets and sinks. Aside from using your sight and sense of smell to detect an issue, listen out for gurgling showers, sinks and toilets. While these signs could be an indication of a minor problem, you should get them checked nonetheless.
Alternative waste disposal is the best way to stop drainage in Sussex from getting blocked. If small pieces of food, and hot oil and grease make their way down the drain, they can be difficult to remove. The same goes for foreign objects that are flushed down the toilet, such as nappies and cotton buds. Use a bin instead and consider getting the plumbing system in your home inspected and maintained at least once a year to reduce the chances of a blockage.
There are numerous ways of unblocking plumbing systems and the service that you pay for will depend on the severity of the issue. An inspection will help the professional determine a solution but normally, one of the following services will be recommended:
1. High Pressure Water Jetting – Water, when distributed with force, will clear pretty much any obstruction that lies in its path. This chemical-free solution is very effective and will remove all types of debris.
2. Plunger – This is the classic solution for blocked drains and involves twisting the plunger attachment until the blockage is dislodged.
To prevent future blockages, dispose of waste properly, maintain the garden to prevent plant matter from blocking the drains, and rinse dinner plates before loading the dishwasher.
The team at Flowrite Drainage Services use top-of-the-range equipment for sewage and drainage in Sussex.