How to Easily Identify a Blocked Drain
Blocked drains are one of the most common, yet the most troublesome plumbing problem that you can find in many households in Sydney. Blocked drains, as the name goes, occurs when your drain channels are blocked because of the presence of a foreign object inside of it. These foreign objects can be in the form of leftover foods, sanitary products, kitchen utensils, and basically anything that is does not belong inside of a drain. Drains serve as channels that transports freshwater into your property and wastewater out of your property. If these channels are blocked, water would not be able to flow and you won’t get any water from your water taps. Furthermore, waste will get trapped and pile up inside the drains. If you do find yourself stuck in a blocked drain situation, it is best to look into it immediately. If not, bigger problems can emerge from it, such as pipe burst and flooding. Hiring professional plumbers are the wiser choice in this equation. They can identify and analyse the problem almost immediately, before tending to the situation in no time at all.
Blocked drains are like paperwork for plumbers. Blocked drains are something that plumbers encounter almost every day during their working hours. Which is why any professional plumber can identify it almost instantly. However, to most people, it is pretty tricky and barely visible. In truth, It is not that difficult to spot a blocked drain. There are several ways to identify a blocked drain, which you can do yourself. The first thing people notice is probably the case of water not coming out of the sink or tap, in which it can be very tricky because blocked drain is not necessarily the case every time. It could be a faulty handle of the appliance, or maybe something else. That being said, below we discuss the 3 ways for how to identify a blocked drain.
The Vortex and Drain Blockage
If you ever pay attention to when water goes down drains, a whirlpool or a vortex forms just on the surface of the drain. The vortex or whirlpool on the surface of the drain Is supposed to indicate that water is coming down the drain. When water begins to go down the drain, the vortex will spin faster, increasing its rotation speed over time. However, if you’re dealing with blocked drains, it will do the exact opposite. The vortex will spin slower and slower over time and eventually, it will stop rotating. This indicates that something is clogging your drain and preventing water and other particles from going through it.
Toilet Flush Ability
When your toilet flush is not working properly, you immediately know that there is something wrong with your sewer pipes. It is almost an automatic sign that you’re facing blocked drains if your toilet won’t flush. However it does beg the question, if the toilet won’t flush because of a blocked drain or is it because of a small component of the toilet that needs fixing (e.g. a loose handle). The simple way to test this is by dumping a bucket of water into the toilet and see if it overflows. Clogged toilets tend to overflow; so if it does not flush, then you are definitely dealing with a blocked drain issue.
Backed Up Water or Sludge
Normally, after a huge storm, water can potentially backs up into your property. This is because there is an overflow inside your pipes and water will be looking to come out. Although it can be an indicator of blocked drains, it can also be just stormwater. On one hand, you can tell if it is stormwater if it contains organic matters like twigs and dirt. While on the other hand, you can also tell if it is water from your sewer if it contains whatever went inside those channels.
The next step that you should take to solve any blocked drain problem is to call Wilco Relining. Wilco Relining provides you with the proper pipe relining services that you need. Our team of brilliant plumbers are experts in their field and always carry around an endless supply of equipment to fulfil your pipe relining needs.. We also have a strong belief in our products, which Is why we give a 35-year warranty on workmanship. We also carry out a CCTV drain inspection before we commence any kind of work to make sure that no issues is left untouched. You can also monitor the process of pipe relining through a tiny CCTV camera attached to the device. Feel free to contact us anytime for bookings and consultations. Make sure you save our number on your phone and call us whenever you need us at 1 300 512 737!