14 Oct When Should You Call For Professional Drain Cleaning?
At S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter, we often encounter drainage issues that have had ample to develop. Unfortunately, many homes and businesses don’t know when to call for professional drain cleaning, so they put it off until the last minute. But if you take notice of the following signs of drainage troubles, our plumbers can eliminate clogs before they worsen:
1. Slow Drainage
Depending on what goes down your drain, different types of waste and grime will build up over time, including:
- Hair, soap scum, and related debris in showers and bathtubs
- Food waste, grease, and fats in the kitchen sink
- Toilet paper and solids in your toilets
But no matter the type of waste, accumulated buildup will stick to your pipe’s walls and lead to slow drainage. So if your plumbing fixtures don’t drain well, you may have clogs that need professional removal.
2. Sewage Smells
Another telltale sign of drainage problems is foul odors from your plumbing fixtures. As food and waste sit in your drains, they may give off awful smells throughout your house. And if sewage odors come out of multiple drains in your home, you may be dealing with a deeper issue in your plumbing than just minor clogging. So be sure to contact us for a professional inspection and drain cleaning if necessary.
3. Recurring Clogs
If you experience frequent clogs with your toilets and sinks, severe blockages in your system may be the culprit. At this point, home drain cleaners are unlikely to solve the problem. You can try mixing baking powder and vinegar to pour down your drains, but recurring clogs often need more comprehensive drain cleaning solutions. If you don’t want clogs to return, consider hiring a professional drain cleaning company for help.
4. Gurgling Noises
If you hear odd sounds from your sinks, such as gurgling and bubbling noises, they may be due to the release of air bubbles trapped by clogs. You may also hear these noises when you flush the toilet, indicating a similar issue. But once our professional drain cleaners remove the clog, the gurgling noises should also dissipate.
5. Sewer Backups
One of the most dreaded plumbing issues we know of is sewage backups. When toilets, sinks, and showers fail to drain wastewater, sewage can come back up your pipes. These unsanitary backups are messy, hard to clean up, and can expose your family to contaminants. If you’ve ignored minor clogs up to this point, sewage backups should be the last straw.
Contact S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter Today
At S.O.S. Plumbing & Rooter, we employ various drain cleaning methods, from simple push rod techniques to powerful hydro-jetting. So regardless of your clogging severity, you can be sure we have the solution. Contact us at (800)400-4767 for a long-lasting fix to your drainage problems!