A problem with the toilet could have been quite serious

We were called out the other day to a South Side address because they were having an issue with their toilet not draining.

 

We turned up at the address at the agreed upon time and quickly got to work.

 

The problem wasn’t that the water wasn’t draining away, it was that it was draining away very slowly.

 

So we began by conducting some test flushes.  From this we suspected that there might be an issue with the toilets air admittance valve so we went outside to inspect.  What we quickly found was a large puddle of water by the side of the house.  It hadn’t rained in over two days so there really should not have been a puddle.  Another test flush exposed the fact that this ‘puddle’ was caused because a drain cover under a patio slab had blocked.  This was the main drain collection point for the entire downstairs drain pipes.  Because there was no grate/vent, the owner did not even know that it was there.  It had simply become ‘half blocked’ which meant that while things could drain away, it was taking a lot longer for it to happen.

 

The owner was actually quite lucky to have called use when they did.  The slow draining toilet was the first sign of what could have turned into a far bigger problem. All it would have taken was some grease from the kitchen sink to completely block the drain and then the garden would have flooded with sewage waste.

 

In the end, it was actually a simple blocked drain and that of course is an easy fix for one of Glasgow’s leading drainage companies.

 

When you have a blocked drain or slow draining system – there is generally a very good reason for it.  Don’t leave it too late – call in the professionals.  JSL Drainage.

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G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

Call us today for all your blocked drain services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

JSL Drainage Glasgow

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