Signs You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning
When a drain in your home clogs up, you’ll know that it’s time to arrange for professional drain cleaning. Even if you can manage to clear out the clog using a sink plunger, it’s probably a smart idea to have plumbers use special tools (such as high-pressure water jetting) to provide a thorough cleaning that will prevent numerous problems in the future.
But it’s also a smart idea to take an active approach to drain cleaning, as with any plumbing service in your house. You want to stop problems before they occur, instead of reacting after they occur. Here are some indications that you should arrange for drain cleaning by professionals.
As organic and inorganic build-up accumulates along the lining of drainpipes, there will be less space for waste water to pass through. This will start to cause slow drainage—and that means major clogs soon after. Don’t resort to using chemical drain cleaners, as these can cause damage to pipes themselves. Call the professionals instead. (If you notice slow drains all around your house, you need to have plumbers find out if there are issues in your sewer line.)
When you send water down a drain, do you hear a gurgling sound afterwards? This usually means waste product in the drain is releasing oxygen into the water above it. A major clog is probably not far off.
Unpleasant odors from the drains
These foul smells will be most noticeable from kitchen drains, which deal with a large variety of organic waste. Waste that becomes trapped in the drains or starts to line the drain walls will give off rotten stenches. These odors could also indicate blockage down in the sewer line that is causing sewer gas to push up through the drains. Whatever the issue, it needs attention.
To schedule quality drain cleaning for your home, call on Bud Matthews Services in Durham, NC.
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