3 Common Drain Problems We Encounter


As a drain company, we have seen many issues in all our years in business. Anything and everything from minor issues to major issues. And some absolutely crazy problems that you would need to see to believe. But that is a blog post for another time. More often than not though, we treat the same issues time and time again. Here are the top 3 common drain problems we see on a daily basis.

1. Drain Blockages

Drain blockages are definitely the most common drain problems that we see on a daily basis. Our technicians could treat 30+ drain blockages per day. It is fairly easy to identify if your property has a blocked drain. Clogged drains, clogged toilets, and slow-draining sinks are all indications of a block somewhere in the drainage system. So, what causes a drain to clog in the first place? There is a myriad of reasons. Flushing excess tissue, wipes, or even sanitary wear is likely to block a drain. Other culprits include hair, food waste, and fats like oils or grease. If you are experiencing a clogged drain or slow-draining sink for the first time, then a plunger and drain cleaning solution may provide relief. However, if this is a recurrent problem then you will need a professional drain-unblocking solution.

2. Fractures are common drain problems

Another common drain problem we encounter on a daily basis is drain fractures. Our technicians diagnose and repair countless drain fractures every day. So, what are drain fractures exactly? Drain fractures are essentially cracks within a drainage system. Many drain systems are old. And in constant use. Consequently causing frequent wear and tear. Therefore cracks and fractures are inevitable. So, how can you tell if there is a fracture within your drainage system? There are a few key indicators to be on the lookout for. Firstly, the smell of sewage in your home or garden indicates a potential fracture. Secondly, recurrent drain blockages are a major sign of a drain fracture. And finally, experiencing leaking pipes is another sign of a potential problem.

If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, please contact a drain company as soon as possible. Diagnosing and repairing the issue sooner rather than later may save you a fortune and prevent irreparable damage.

3. Drain Collapse

The final common drain problem our technicians frequently see is a partial or complete drain pipe collapse. This is one of the more severe drain issues we encounter. However, it is more common than people think. Drains collapse when there is such severe damage that the drain can no longer withstand it and it starts to cave in on itself. Ignoring fractures and cracks can and will lead to the drain collapsing. Signs of a drain collapse include a sewage smell and/or sewage backup, frequent clogs and slow drainage. In more severe cases, a collapsed drain can cause structural damage. If you think you may have a collapsed drain, contact a professional drain company ASAP.

Are you experiencing any of these common drain problems?

If you are experiencing any of these common drain issues, contact Total Drain Cleaning today! We provide expert diagnostic and repair services. Call now and our technicians could be with you within an hour.

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