Consequences of Blocked Drains

by | Mar 2, 2017 | Plumber

Who wants to deal with a shower that floods after showering, a sink that takes ages to drain or a toilet that’s on the fritz? No one wants the inconveniences but people deal with them when they do not repair their blocked drains in Bournemouth in good time. If you hire an unqualified drain cleaner, you are also likely to suffer the problems even after the drain is unclogged. If you allow the problem to persist without repair, you may end up suffering the following consequences;

* Water damage – Sometimes, water that is trapped in the system finds escape routes through the walls, floorboards or basements. As the wastes escape through these routes, it causes stains on the walls, the floorboards may wrap and cracks may develop in your home’s foundation. The water damages affect the aesthetic value of your home, the foundation and it costs more to repair.

* Flooding- When your drain system blocks, the waste is unable to reach the sewer system. Unfortunately, the waste can seep back to your home through the pipes if it does not find a way out. Waste from your toilet, sink and shower builds up in the system then floods your home when the system becomes incapable of taking in any more waste.

* Proliferation of germs, bacteria and disease causing bugsBlocked drains in Bournemouth lead to stagnated water which is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Asthmatic people suffer more attacks when exposed to stagnant water. The water is a health hazard that exposes your loved ones to harmful substances which can lead to diseases.

* Bad odour – No one enjoys being in a place with bad smell and more so if the smell is at home. The smell can make you anxious, stress you up, and can lead to mood swings and headaches.

If you are not a professional plumber, do not attempt to repair any plumbing issue otherwise you may make the situation worse. Contact the professionals at Canford Drains for all your plumbing issues.

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