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5 Signs You Need Your Drains Cleaned

You might wonder “how do I know if I need my drains cleaned?”, well the team here at Unbeatable Drain Cleaning are here to tell you 5 important signs that you need your drains cleaned. Many homeowners in Dublin are faced with drainage issues due to a number of factors. Regular drain cleaning can help prevent a whole range of drainage issues such as blockages and drainage system collapse. Many annoying household issues can be remedied with a simple and quick drain cleaning. Here are the signs to look out for.

1. Slow Draining Kitchen or Bathroom Sinks

You may be noticing the water is draining slowly from your kitchen or bathroom sinks. This is due to a restriction on space inside the drainpipe causing the water to struggle to move freely. Possible causes include a build-up of hair, substances such as soap or cleaning products, foreign objects or even tree roots. Don’t wait for it to fix itself, contact us!

2. Unexplained Odours in the Home

If your home has a lingering odour regardless of how much you clean, it could be coming from your drains. Kitchen sinks are especially prone to foul odours. This is due to food particles and grease being washed down the drain and then harbouring bacteria as they sit in the moist environment. If you’re finding that all of the drains in your home are emitting a foul odour there may be an issue in your entire drainage system, such as a leak which is allowing sewer gases into your drainage system or a rat which has died in your pipes. We’ve seen it all here at Unbeatable Drain Cleaning, so don’t be shy about getting in touch! We provide both odour investigation services and rat flap installations.

3. Gurgling Sounds from Drains

You may be hearing strange sounds from your drains when you use your taps or flush your toilets, or you may even hear gurgling from a different drain, for example, your toilet may gurgle when your bathtub drains. This can be caused by a blockage in your drainage system or specifically in your vent pipe. In more extreme cases, the gurgling may be a sign of a collapse in the pipes. Don’t hope it’ll go away, have it checked out by one of our experts!

4. Using Lots of Bleach or Drain Cleaner

If you feel like you’re constantly reaching for strong chemicals in your home in an attempt to make it feel cleaner, you could be doing more harm than good. When faced with clogs, slow draining or foul odours, many people will reach for corrosive chemicals such as bleach or drain cleaning products. These products are not only harmful to the environment, but they also emit fumes which are unhealthy for your family to inhale and cause damage to the structural integrity of your drain pipes. These chemicals gradually eat away at the inner lining of your drainage system and can lead to collapse. Avoid an expensive drain repair job by avoiding these destructive substances.

5. Frequent Clogged Toilets

An overflowing toilet is possibly the hardest drainage issue to ignore. Often, customers tell us they have been experiencing drain problems for some time before having a toilet in the home overflow which prompts them to take immediate action.

Clogged and, eventually, overflowing toilets are an embarrassing and sometimes costly problem. Water from the toilet may overflow ruining bathroom furnishings and even carpets and flooring outside of the bathroom. Toilets overflow when the water has nowhere to go except upwards. This is due to a blockage in the system not allowing the water to pass. Homes with small children are especially prone to toilet overflow as little ones may flush small objects which become lodged in the pipes. Avoid a toilet clog or overflow and don’t ignore those drain warning signs!

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In Conclusion

If you’re consistently facing issues with your drains, it’s best not to ignore them. Small issues can become big costly issues which could have been avoided. Drains have an annoying tendency to cause trouble at the worst times, such as while you’re away on holidays or just before hosting a party. Don’t let your drains give you a nasty surprise, regular maintenance visits from the friendly team at Unbeatable Drain Cleaning can help you avoid being caught out. 

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