There are some jobs that are best left to the professionals. One of those is definitely getting your drains cleaned out. No matter what the television commercials say, pouring corrosive toxic chemicals down your pipes is just a bad idea. Not only will they rarely take care of the problem, they can seriously damage your pipes. Here are some signs that it may be time to call in a plumber to get those drains moving again.
Frequent clogs. If you have a drain that stops flowing on a regular basis, it should be pretty clear that the problem isn’t resolving itself. Unless you get it cleared out, it’s only going to continue to get worse. That could mean water backing up so far it ends up on your floors.
Or it could lead to...
More than one slow drain. Your home’s plumbing system is just that — an interconnected system of pipes and fixtures. A backup left uncleared in one area can slow things down everywhere. One sign of this might be multiple slow drains. Another could be your toilet not filling all the way after flushing. If you still don’t bring in a professional, the situation could continue to get worse.
You might even encounter…
Persistent foul odor. This is one of the worst symptoms of a badly-clogged drain. When water can’t drain properly, eventually a methane or sewer smell can back up through your pipes. Especially as the weather heats up, that can quickly lead to a truly miserable home environment.
Don’t let your clogged drain problem reach this point. Call in a professional to get it cleared out quickly and completely. Our friendly, licensed techs are waiting to help you get things moving again. Give us a call at the first sign of a stopped-up drain.