How do I know if I have a blocked drain?
Commonly a nasty odour will be noticed somewhere in your home. Other signs may be when a toilet is no longer flushing, or when a sink is no longer draining. A sure sign is when a water leak is spotted, or stagnant water has built up somewhere in the property. If you have had a recent heavy rain fall, and have noticed any other systems, then it is likely that a blockage has occurred.
Can there be other issues apart from a block?
Yes. Other issues can arise in your drainage system aside from a blockage. There are occasions when pipes have not been laid properly and will need to be redone. More commonly, pipes can be pierced by tree branches or can be damaged. Many people who do not know where their pipes lay will accidentally put their shovel through a pipe. Pipes can also deteriorate over time and can even begin to rust due to products going through them or a build-up of salt water. Our expert team are able to mend pipes without digging up your garden with our no-dig pipe relining service. This involves inserting a new surface inside an old pipe, making it even stronger than before and ensuring that no water will leak out of the pipe.
Why has my blocked drain occurred?
As previously mentioned, there may have been a heavy rain fall or some kind of build-up in the pipes. We commonly see sanitary items that have been flushed down the toilet such as baby wipes, so we recommend that a bin is placed in the toilet area rather than flushing bulky items down the drain. In the kitchen, we recommend that there is a container to use near the sink, where scraps and cooking oil can be placed rather than washing them down the sink. Food-related items are also a common occurrence when it comes to blocks.
What can happen if I leave a block?
It is imperative not to leave a blocked drain. For this reason, we offer an emergency call line, so we can take care of any water-related emergencies. A build-up of stagnant water can be the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects which can bite and sting the occupants of the property. Water damage can also occur to the structure of the property which can cost a fortune to mend. Mould is also a risk factor which can hugely impact the health of occupants, especially children with allergies. To best avoid any of these outcomes, it can be a wise move to quickly call the professionals to attend the scene. This way you and your family can sleep soundly knowing that your home in Lane Cove is safe to be in.