We usually take running water and drains for granted; we only realize how truly important they are once they’re clogged. There are several signs that point to clogged drains and should tell you that it’s time to call in a professional.
One of the first signs is noticing water backed up in the sink drain. A clogged kitchen sink might also emit a rotting food odor. In the bathroom, you may notice pools of water by the shower drain. While running the water in the bathroom sink, if the toilet water starts to bubble, that could be a sign of clogged drains as well.
In general, water draining slowly or gurgling sounds coming from the drain may signal clogged drains.
Possible Solution Before Calling a Professional
Before calling an expert, homeowners can try this strategy to try to unclog their drains. First, try turning the water on and partially filling the sink with water. If you are using a double kitchen sink, you can plug one of the drains. With a bathroom sink, plug the overflow hole. Then use a cup plunger to plunge the sink. If you are unclogging a toilet, you can use a flange plunger. It’s recommended to avoid chemical drain cleaners because this can cause pipe corrosion.
If this strategy doesn’t work, it’s time to call a professional plumber that can thoroughly unclog and clean your pipes and drains. Our expert plumbers can save you time and money by providing affordable rates with no overtime fees. Let us do the work for you so you don’t have to deal with clogged drains any longer; schedule an appointment with us online or over the phone today.