WARNING: Your Drain Is Clogged

March 1, 2023

Clogged drains can be a real hassle and health hazard. In addition, they can cause severe pipe damage and even a flooded house. That’s why you should watch for certain telltale signs that your drain is clogged before it gets out of control. This guide will walk you through some of the most common indicators.

If you’re experiencing a slow draining sink, bathtub, or toilet, this may be a sign of a clogged pipe. This can be a major plumbing issue and could lead to bigger issues in the future if not addressed quickly. When your sink drain is clogged, you will likely notice strange gurgling sounds when you turn on the tap. This is a sign that air is trapped underneath the clog and is being released when you run water. You can use a plunger to force the clog down and out of the pipes. Make sure the drain is fully sealed, then cover and pump up and down for about 30 seconds to clear out the clog.

Your drains are designed to quickly and easily get rid of used water so that it can flow out of your house into wastewater treatment pipes. Whenever water drains too slowly, it can be a sign that something is wrong with your plumbing system. Depending on the source of the slow drain, it could mean that you have a clogged toilet, shower, sink or bathtub, and that is a problem that needs to be addressed right away. In most cases, slow drains are due to sediment build-up in your plumbing. A professional plumber will clean your pipes and remove this sediment to make the clogs less likely to form.

When you put things down your kitchen sink, it can clog up the pipes, making them drain more slowly and creating a foul smell. This is because the foods, food scraps, hair, and dirt that get thrown down your drain can start to grow a stinky bacterium in your pipe. When this build-up is allowed to develop, it creates hydrogen sulfide gas that finds its way into your home. This can make your drains smell like rotten eggs. To prevent this, you should avoid putting grease and oil down the drain. Instead, dispose of it properly in a trash can. If you’re still having trouble, talk to a plumber about getting vent pipes installed in your roof. These vents are designed to keep wastewater from flowing into your house and causing sewer gas problems.

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