When Should You Contact Your Local Drainage Experts? 

How to Unblock a Drain 

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Your drains are probably the last thing you think about – until they start acting up!  
Many of us avoid calling professional drainage experts as you’re not sure whether it’s worth the money and trouble. 

Don’t Delay Calling Your Local Drainage Experts 

However, if there are any issues troubling your drains, then it may be worth the call to avoid any further problems down the line. 
When leaving drainage issues untreated, these are some of the things that could happen: 
• Health hazards 
• Mould growth 
• Foundation damage 
• Pest infestation 
• Water damage 
Now you’re aware of the potential problems that can happen when you leave drainage issues unresolved, what are some of things you can look out for to prevent them? 
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Foul Odours Coming From Your Drains 

One of the first things you’ll notice when you have poor drainage, is bad smells from any of your drains. If your drains begin to smell like rotten eggs, this is a big sign that something is wrong. When these foul smells appear, it could be a sign that the drain blockage runs deeper than expected and it might be time to contact your local drainage experts. 
If horrible smells are coming from most or all your drains, then it’s likely to be a deeper issue in the sewer systems rather than just a simple drain blockage. Experiencing any nasty smells is a bad sign, so call your local drainage experts to come clean your drains as soon as possible. 

Slow Drainage in Your Home 

Slow drainage is one of the most common drain issues. You’ll notice slower drainage in your sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers. 
This can be caused by deterioration of the drains or a blockage. If it’s a case of a drain being broken or worn out, then it’s time to get new drains installed by a drainage professional. 
Blockages can be easily rectified by professionally cleaning the drains, but there could be a larger issue of tree roots protruding through the drains. 
Regardless of the reasons for slow drainage, you’ll want to get the issue checked out quickly before there are any overflowing drains or further damage to your home. 
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Getting A CCTV Survey Before Buying a Property 

Buying a new property is a huge investment, so it’s important to cover all your bases. Most standard building surveys won’t cover the drainage, so it’s highly recommended that you contact your local drainage expert to perform a CCTV survey. 
If the drainage expert identifies any issues, they’ll give you cost estimates and recommended solutions. You can then discuss this with the current property owners. 
If you don’t perform a CCTV survey to identify any potential issues, this could cost you a lot of money in the long run. If a last-minute call-out service is required because of collapsed pipes, tree root invasion, large clogs, and other issues, it can become very costly. 
Now you know when to call your local drainage experts, this will help you avoid further damage to your home. Another thing you can do to is have regular maintenance for your drainage, as this can help you avoid unnecessary problems in the future and keep all your drains healthy and functional. 

Calling Semilong Services for Your Drainage Needs 

If you’re in need of professional drainage services, we offer solutions for all drainage issues. 
We specialise in performing domestic, commercial, and industrial drain CCTV surveys, so you can be sure you’re in good hands when you choose us. 
We’re here to help, just call us on 01604 492 701 today. 
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