Heavy rain can easily create blockages in toilets

Did you see the rain in Glasgow yesterday?  It was intense.

And it wasn’t a 2 minute downpour.  It lasted for quite a while.  And while you may now be thinking what condition your homes roof is in, you should also keep your eyes peeled for potential blocked drain issues.

You see your homes drainage system connects the toilets, sinks and bathtubs of your home and carries it away to the nearest treatment facility.  However, when heavy rain like we had yesterday falls, it can create blockages or slow the drainage process either through gaps in the system or because your homes drainage system is actually very very old.

Newer drainage systems are a lot better at keeping waste water and rain water away from each other.  So the rain that collects in your roof, gutters and downpipe goes into a different drainage system than the wastewater in your home.  However it is not always the case and we have experienced a lot of older style homes where the gutters flow into a drain pipe which flows into a main drain pipe that also connects with downstairs toilets.  So when all the rain comes flooding down, the makes the waste water from the toilet harder to flush away.

We bring this up because, while you may not have suffered from a blocked toilet yet, if over the next few days you notice that the toilet in your home is flushing slowly ie. the water in the toilet basin is filling up quite high before then flushing away then you have the beginnings of a blocked toilet.

You may be thinking ‘hey it still works’ and carry on with your day.  But the problem will not go away and it is only going to get worse.  So act now, call the local drainage professionals and make sure your homes toilet doesn’t become backed up with a weeks worth of poo because you didn’t do anything about it sooner.

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