In order to maintain a functional plumbing system, drain cleaning is necessary. How do you know when to have your drains cleaned? Read on for the top signs that you need drain cleaning, and contact our professional plumbers at Candu Plumbing Services with all your plumbing needs.
Here are the top signs that your drains need cleaning:
Sinks that run slowly are generally indicative of clogs. If you have more than one fixture running slowly, your sewer line is also likely clogged. On your own, you can try flushing out these clogs with hot water and a mixture of mild detergent, vinegar, or baking soda. In case that does not work, you should contact a plumber for drain cleaning services.
Your fixtures keep backing up: Water should only flow down your toilets and sinks one way, but if it is going the opposite way, it is almost certain something is blocking the drainage. A backed-up fixture will often leak sewage, which is highly toxic. You should consult a plumber ASAP if you detect this problem. This will determine if you have an isolated problem or a deeper problem in your sewer system.
As for the smell of sewage mentioned above, if you smell something foul near your drains, there might have been a collision in the sewer line that allowed toxic gases to escape through cracks. Plumbing professionals can easily identify the source of these odors after performing a drain cleaning and inspection.
In your drains there’s mold growing: Mold smells bad and is very toxic for your health. Also, it thrives in damp, dark environments, and could indicate a leak. When you hire a professional to remove the mold, make sure you also have a plumber do professional drain cleaning services.
There are critters in them: Pests like rats or bugs can be bad no matter where they make their home. However, if you find them in the bathroom or the kitchen, there may be a crack in the sewer line. As part of a professional drain cleaning, a professional plumber will be able to detect any such openings, and then work to fix them.
The water bill keeps increasing: If you’re seeing a rise in your utility bill but you’re not using any more water than usual, you might have a leak or obstruction in your water pipes. In this case as well, a technician will be able to inspect the drain to determine what is wrong.
If your in need of a professional plumber that specializes in drain cleaning services, call Candu Plumbing & Rooter.