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Signs of a Blocked Drain

blocked drain signs

What Are The Signs of Blocked Drains ?

When trying to identify whether you are dealing with a blocked drain, there are some key signs for you to look out for.


Foul Smelling Odours

This is for a couple of reasons, one being that when food is trapped in the pipes, it begins to decompose letting off unpleasant smells, likewise with trapped waste the smells will just get worse over time. Then there is also the fact that with water that has been trapped, it will after some time become stagnant, which also creates an unpleasant smell.You should not allow it to go any further than this as over time the smell and bacteria growth from these blockages which can travel through the air or up through sinks and drains can take a toll on your health causing symptoms such as nausea, headaches, skin irritation and several other impacts.

Slow Drainage

Often when there is a blockage in the pipes you can expect to deal with slow drainage as the water attempts to filter through the blockage. This is particularly noticeable in sinks, showers and bathtubs.

Gurgling Sounds

When you can hear a gurgling sound coming from either your drains or plugholes, this often means that there is air trapped in the drain from a blockage and it is escaping when there is water running.

Heightened / Overflowing Water Levels

This is most noticeable when flushing the toilet, if the water rises or overflows there could be a major blockage in your drains, similarly with sinks and drains if water is rising through them you should have this checked out immediately.

Blocked Drain Services in London

We provide a wide range of drainage services in London, including, but not limited to:

  • Burst pipes.
  • Leaking pipes.
  • Blocked toilets and sinks.
  • Cold water storage tanks.
  • Feed and expansion tanks.
  • Domestic and commercial drain clearance.
  • CCTV drain surveys
  • Drain re-lining
  • Drain installations
  • Emergency plumbing services
  • Overhaul of siphons, cisterns, ball cocks, ball-o-fix, and gate valves.
  • Domestic and commercial drain clearance.

Have a Blocked Drain ? Contact J Snow Drainage London today!

Call us on 0207 125 0295 or 0800 335 7113 to get a free quotation.

Affordable Drain Repairs

J Snow Drainage London always seek to offer an affordable drains service. We understand that drainage issues aren’t something that are usually planned for within most budgets. We also offer a special 10% discount for senior members of the community, as well as clients with disabilities.

Our Company Guarantee

We offer more than a ‘quick fix’ for a drain repair, so all of our work comes with a guarantee that lasts a decade. We also have full public liability insurance of up to £5 million. All of this is to offer you the peace of mind that we provide the very best drain services.


J Snow Drainage London

Contact us today to discuss your drain enquiry and the team at J Snow Drainage London will get straight back to you.