Drains are rarely something at the forefront of our minds – there are far more exciting things to think about! But, when something’s gone wrong with your drains it quickly becomes your priority.

Drains get blocked for a number of reasons:

  • Debris build up
  • Hair or grease build up
  • Toiletries or wipes that shouldn’t go down drains
  • Broken pipes
  • Heavy rain or storms

If you want to avoid a disaster, you need to pay attention to your drains. To help you, here are five warning signs your drains need cleaning.

1. Slow Moving Drains

Though many of us aren’t alarmed by slow-moving drains, it’s not normal. Drains tend to do their jobs well unless there’s an underlying issue.

Keep an eye on how quickly water drains when doing your dishes or washing your hands. Take note of slow drainage after a bath, in the shower, and while doing the laundry.

Anytime you notice slow drainage, you might have blocked pipes due to build up of soap scum, hair, or other debris. Not taking action could result in a much bigger problem.

2. Frequent Toilet Clogs

When a toilet blocks up here and there it’s not too much to worry too much about. But take note if you’re experiencing frequent blocking or water backing up the pan. Just like drains, your toilet will typically do its job well unless something is wrong.

If your toilet doesn’t flush properly or backs up it means there is a blockage further down the pipes.

3. Irregular Smells

Bad smells are a tell-tale sign of blocked drains. Sometimes the smell will be too obvious to ignore, but other times it’s subtle and often ignored.

A smelly drain could be a sign of built up debris, blocked vent pipes, or occasionally a dry P-trap. The P-trap stops sewer odour from backing into your home through the drain line.

Next time you notice a terrible smell in the kitchen or bathroom, think twice about it. As painful as it is, sniff around your drain to see if it’s coming from your pipes.

4. Puddling

This is another sure sign your drains need cleaning that often goes overlooked – especially after a rain. The water from a plumbing issue will almost always have a stench.

So please pay close attention to small pools of water in your garden, as they could indicate much bigger problems.

5. Odd Sounds Coming from Drain

If you notice any odd noises coming from your drain, it’ll come as no surprise that it could indicate a problem.

When dirt and grease build up in plumbing, it can cause your water to drain slowly. Air bubbles won’t be able to make it through your pipes and when this happens, it leads to the gurgling noise. So, if you hear gurgling, bubbling, or any other abnormal noises it’s time to take action!

Avoid Blocked Drains

If you have any of the problems listed above, it’s time to get to work or call in the experts. A professional drain cleaning service provider will be able to diagnose your drainage problem and provide the solution.

Token Cleaning Services is a premier cleaning company with a fully-equipped fleet of vehicles, and a team available 24/7. We can promptly provide professional cleaning services that include drain cleaning, brick and stone cleaning,, graffiti removal, steam cleaning and window cleaning services for commercial, industrial and domestic clients as required.

Get in touch with us today to talk through your needs. Why not Chat to us online, call us on 01279 422752 or send a message to office@tokencleaning.com. Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.