Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are never pretty

They’re pretty much the bane of any homeowner’s life and are potentially very dangerous. When water can’t drain away it can come back out of toilets, sinks and drains, flooding your property or that of your neighbours.

There are a few simple things to look out for that give away a drain blockage. Remember that picking up on these problems early can save you money in the long run.

• Strange gurgling noises. These coming from toilet, sink or bath plug holes.
• Water draining much slower than normal when you drain the sink
• Water rising almost to overflowing the bowl when you flush the toilet.
• Smell – the easiest to spot.

It’s important to act when you’ve got a blocked drain. Overflowing sewage is a serious health risk (plus, it smells and looks awful) and can cause long term structural damage and vermin infestations in your property if left unchecked.

You should know that in October 2011 legislation changed. It’s a complex issue or who owns what but we’ve tried to simplify under our advice section with some meaningful drawings. Click here to visit that page. This does, however, mean that you’re still responsible for the maintenance of drains within your property’s boundary.

Total Drainage operate a 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, 365 days a year emergency callout service*. We’ll always have someone available and ready to be at your front door anywhere in the London area.