Drains are often the last thing homeowners think about – until they find themselves surrounded by an overflowing toilet and a malodorous sink. Many homeowners in the Indianapolis area are faced with drain issues at times. While your drains aren’t usually the top of your priority list, having them professionally cleaned from time to time could prevent drain-related issues from occurring. Wondering if it’s time for a professional drain cleaning? Here are 5 signs it’s time to call the plumber!
A single slow drain could be caused from a partial clog somewhere in the drain. Whereas, if you have multiple slow drains throughout your home, it could mean there is problem in your drain and vent lines, in your main sewer line, in your septic system, or another serious problem. Regardless of your situation, slow drains is an indication you may need a professional drain cleaner.
Standing water is water that drains slowly – or doesn’t drain at all. When you stand in the shower, do you find your feet totally covered in water by the end? This is an indication that you have a clog somewhere in your main sewer line. If water can’t go down the drain, it goes back up the pipes and creates a water back up in your home. It has to go somewhere, right? And from there, the only way is up.
Water backups, no matter how small, should be addressed quickly. The slow flow in your pipes could eventually lead to a total blocking of all your drainage, causing wastewater to overflow in your home. Not only does this create quite the mess, it can also be a health hazard.
There’s nothing more inconvenient than having to address an overflowing toilet unexpectedly. Not only that, but it can be quite the disastrous situation to say the least. Overflowing toilets are usually due to clogs. When dealing with a clogged toilet, a professional plumber will use a drain snake, smashing through most clogs that are otherwise hard to get at.
Old food, bacteria build-up and clogged or missing vent pipes are common reasons for foul odors in your drains. While it’s tempting to run to the store and grab some drain cleaner for an easy fix, using harsh chemicals can actually be hard on your plumbing and even damage it.
If you’re experiencing strange noises coming from your drains, you may be experiencing a problem with your pipes. Gurgling or bubbling sounds when you tun on the water or flush the toilet likely indicate a draining issue.
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