The Four Biggest Issues Caused by Blocked Drains

When the drains in your home or business become blocked, you may think the worst partis organizing a plumber to come out. But there are many problems that can arise due to blocked drains and they can have much larger implications if left unrepaired.

  1. Leaks and Flooding

Blocked drains that are left for some time can cause your pipes to crack or burst. This can then result in leaking and flooding, causing major property damage. The biggest problem is that this can occur in places not visible to the eye so it’s important to have a qualified plumber inspect the issue and identify and treat the root of the problem.

  1. Unpleasant Smell

An unpleasant smell can quickly permeate throughout your home when drains become blocked. Not only can the smell be off-putting, it can also attract mosquitos and unwanted insects into your home and in your drains.

  1. Property Damage

Because leaks and flooding can occur in places you may not be able to see, the structural integrity of your property can become compromised and this can be a major safety issue. Water damage can cause superficial damage, deteriorate the foundations of your house and compromise your wall and roofing structures. It’s important to have these issues seen to by a qualified plumber as soon as possible.

  1. Mould, Mildew, and Bacteria

Stagnant water from blocked drains can accumulate causing mold, mildew, and bacteria to form in your drains. Breathing in these particles can be harmful to yours and your family’s health so make sure you get any blockages fixed before this occurs.

Get Your Blocked Drains Fixed Today!

Richmond Plumbing and Roofing are the experts when it comes to diagnosing and fixing your blocked drain pipes before they become and an even bigger issue. Contact us and arrange a written quote today!