5 signs your drain needs cleaning

28 November 2016

For your plumbing system, a blocked drain can be a disaster. However, as long as you regularly check for signs that your drain needs cleaning and perform proper maintenance, plumbing doesn’t have to be complicated.

Talisman Plant and Tool Hire has a wide range of plumbing equipment available for hire, suited to both residential and commercial use. For smaller blockages, a drain rod set is sufficient to clear a drain. For more persistent blockages, you can hire an automatic drain cleaner from our extensive range of power tools and equipment.

Here’s how to know when it’s time to clean your drain:


  • Slow drains

If water is slow to drain from sinks, baths, showers, toilets and drains it is a sign that your pipes are partially blocked. Blockages can build up over time, so sort this out ASAP to avoid burst pipes or overflowing of abovementioned.


  • Frequent clogs

If you frequently experience minor clogs that seem to clear using a plunger but then recur, it is likely that there is a bigger blockage somewhere in your drain that has not been shifted.


  • Multiple blockages

When a number of drains become blocked or clogged at the same time, this indicates a deeper blockage that needs to be cleared using professional plumbing equipment.


  • A bad smell

If a pipe is blocked with organic matter such as hair and food debris, it can cause a foul odour in your home. In addition to being unpleasant to live with, this is not a good sign for your plumbing and requires attention.


  • A gurgling toilet

When a drain blockage becomes severe, water can back up into your home’s pipes. If the toilet gurgles when you run the bathroom tap (or vice versa) this indicates that water is backing up and it’s time to clean your pipes before flooding becomes a major problem.


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