Clogged drains are one of the most typical plumbing issues in homes. You can use DIY tools and techniques to solve the clogs in your kitchen and bathroom in some cases. However, when more severe blockages exist, it’s best to work with a licensed plumber who can use their professional equipment to clean your clogged drain.
If your home needs drain cleaning, you’ll usually notice one or more of the following warning signs:
- Slow Draining Sinks. If you begin to notice that water takes forever to go down the drain or that your plumbing gurgles as water drains, there may be a blockage in your pipes.
- Frequent Toilet Overflows. If your toilet clogs or overflows frequently, you may be having sewer line problems. It’s best to seek a professional plumber’s assistance to solve the issues.
- Water Backs Up. When water fills up your sink or tub from the drain, you definitely have a clog in your pipes or sewer line. This can be unsanitary and cause water damage, so don’t ignore this issue!
- Bad Smell. If a foul odor is coming from your kitchen drains, there may something blocking a drain, most likely grease or food particles.
Clogs don’t fix themselves. If you think there’s a blockage in one or more of your home’s drains, don’t wait to contact a professional.