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6 Indications You Need to Call a Drainage Professional

A clogged drain could be caused by anything from food stuck in the sink to a pipe that has collapsed further down the system. It's easy to see why you wouldn't want to call in the experts for a small problem.
In this article, you'll learn when you should call a professional to help with drainage. Here are seven signs that it's time to call a professional drain cleaner.
Rotten Eggs Smell
A bad smell is one of the first signs that your drains are blocked. If your sink, shower, or bathtub drain starts to smell, it means that the blockage is deep. There's not much chance that caustic soda or other home remedies will solve the problem.
Remember that your home or business's drainage system connects to the public sewer network. If bad smells are coming into your home, you may want to call a plumber or drainage expert as soon as possible.
It takes longer for your shower to drain
Showers have shallow trays that keep water and soap suds from damaging your bathroom floor while you shower.
If you notice that it's taking longer for your shower to drain, there may be a simple fix. A drainage expert will start by using a drain rod to make sure there isn't a blockage caused by hair or rinsed-down extra products.
In some cases, you may find that rats are living in your drains or that tree roots have grown into the pipe and are blocking all or part of it.
Your garden has a sink hole
Call a drainage company right away if you find a patch of grass in your garden that feels wetter than usual or a spot of ground that is starting to sink. Most of the time, broken drain pipes are to blame for holes, dips, or wet spots in the garden.
Overflowing drains outside
One of the most common reasons people call experts is to have someone look at their outside drains. Your property drains into the public sewer through the outside drainage system.
If the drains in your garden are overflowing, there may be a problem with the pipes outside. Most of the time, a simple blockage is to blame.
You've found holes, droppings, or signs of chewing.
If there are small holes in your walls or floors, chew marks, or droppings, you have a rat problem. Rats find it very easy to get from one place to another through drainage systems.
Rats can get into your home through a toilet U-bend because their spines are so flexible. A drainage expert will use a CCTV drain survey to look for signs of pests and find where they enter and leave the drain. Then, they can stop them from coming back with smoke, rat gates, and blockers.
You're buying a new home
A house is a big investment, so you wouldn't want anything to go wrong after it's finished. So, the law says that you have to pay for a home buyers survey. This survey will give you a lot of information about the property you want to buy.
The surveyor checks things like the roof, the building's structure, and the wiring. They don't look at your drains, though.
A drainage professional can do a quick and easy CCTV inspection of your drains without having to dig up your garden. This is a great idea for people who want to buy a house because it can help them get a better deal.
If your drain survey finds problems, the expert will tell you how to fix them and how much it will cost so you can talk to the people you are buying from.

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