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Signs That Your Drains Need To Be Cleaned

Every homeowner or property manager is at risk of having to deal with drain cleaning at one point or another. This is not something that you should do on your own. If you go to a hardware store and purchase a cleanser or a liquid, you will not get the same results that a Southeast Wisconsin plumber can get. In fact, you could damage your plumbing, regardless of what the bottle says, and will end up with a huge problem. Damage your pipes and you will need to spend a great deal of money repairing and replacing pipes in your home. If you're not sure that your drains are running at proper efficiency, consider the following signs to look for before hiring a professional.

Water Stops

The first thing that you should look for is whether your drains are eliminating water. Is water going down the drains? Next time you shower, wash your hands or dishes, look to see whether the water is going down properly. You may not immediately think about this, but if you see the water stopped, something is seriously wrong.

Slow Draining

Water just sitting there, or very slowly going down, means that something is wrong. But slow draining is also a major indicator that something has gone awry. Your drains may be clogged if you aren't seeing water go down efficiently. It may be going down, it may be slowly draining, and that may suffice, but that is a sure-fire indicator that your drains need cleaning. Not just unclogging, but a full cleaning. Professionals are going to help you most.

Water Coming Back

Another indicator that you need cleaning is water coming back. If water is coming back after it goes down initially, something is wrong. Whether you're running your dishwasher, taking a shower, or flushing a toilet, watch whether water is flowing back into the tub or sink. This is important because it may be something severely wrong with your pipes.

Odd Smells

The last thing that you need to consider when looking for signs that your drain needs cleaning is smell. This is something that you really have to consider because smell can indicate that there's more than a clog. A clog may be in place, but you may also have sewage backing up, and that is important to note. The minute you smell something awry, call in a professional and get things absolutely cleaned. Cleaning goes beyond just unclogging drains, it requires a bit of expertise.

Call us today and learn how Mr. Rooter of Southeast Wisconsin can help you.