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Drainage-How To Spot That Your Drain Is Blocked

Post Jul,2019

Before your drains are completely blocked, it can be very difficult to identify if your drains aren’t in good working order.

Drains commonly can become congested for a vast array of reasons, however, the earlier the problem comes to light, the cheaper and easier the issue is to solve.

Here are a few of the most common symptoms of a blocked drain and how RTS247 can come to the rescue. 


Noise stemming from the drain

The most common sign of a drain being blocked is if you externally notice a churning sound coming from the potentially blocked drain.

This could be for a number of reasons, from air being trapped in the pipes from congestion to the drains having excess waste inside them.

This occurs due to the waste or air pocket halting the natural flow of movement within the drain.

Depending on how big the blockage is within the drain, that affects the speed at which the flow can maneuver within the pipe. 


Bad smell from the drain

Internally a smell can appear from your drain in a quite sudden style.

Depending on what type of blockage is within the drain, this may tend to worsen upon the taps being turned on within your home, in cases such as baths, toilets, sinks or showers.

Whatever has gathered in within the drain, should it be there for some time, as it decomposes can elevate the smell into your home, leaving a quite unnoticeable stench that quickly provides a distasteful musk to your home. 


Is it the drain or the sewers?

The simple answer is, that your drains are an issue that is solely affecting your property, with the sewers affecting whoever’s property the sewer is responsible for. 

You will be able to tell if you’re drains are blocked if the water isn’t able to naturally transgress into the drain and potentially in worse scenarios, overflow is carried into your amenities within your houses such as the sink, toilet or bath. 

The most sensible method of investigating whether it is the sewer or the drains is by asking your neighbor if they have been affected in any way. If they haven’t, then it is very likely it is your drains and not your sewers. 

We are here to help!

With drainage experts up and down the country, RTS247 provides a vast array of drainage services:


  • Pressure washing (Power jetting)
  • Drain camera checks
  • Drain clearing & repairs
  • Sewage pipes
  • Manhole & external blockages
  • Fault finding


Have the peace of mind to know that 365 days of the year, 24/7, RTS has experienced tradesmen to tackle all of your drainage needs. Please do not hesitate to call 0300 1246050 for your non-obligatory quote. 

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