Home drains are one of the most underrated components of your household. We use it every day, but many homeowners don’t stop to think about what is going on with their drains until something goes wrong. Plumbing problems can be costly and a massive headache. To avoid drainage issues, just like many other things, we need prevention! So, here are some common signs that your drains may need cleaning.
Slow or clogged Sinks
If the sinks in your house are slow or just don’t drain, there is probably something stuck in the drain or pipes. Slow drains can be caused by grease, hair, or even tree roots. If the issue is not resolved, standing water can ruin your appliances, and further damage to your drainage may occur.
These pests are annoying and seem to appear out of thin air. If you notice a sudden increase in fruit flies, you may have food lodged in your drain. Cleaning your pipe can get rid of the issue and dissipate those pesky fruit flies.
Yes, occasionally, toilets do overflow from normal usage, but if it begins to happen with more frequency, investigate it. Blockage usually occurs from flushing down non-flushable objects, such as baby wipes or kitty litter. Naturally, most will turn to a plunger, but if that doesn’t work, the problem may lay deeper in the line and will need the expertise of a plumber.
A Smelly Situation
If your drainage has a foul odor, there may be something going on in your drain. A smelly drain can imply a nasty clog that has been stagnant for a while. This often occurs due to food fragments or small animals like rodents, who are seeking food and eventually get stuck. This is a serious health issue for you and your family. So, reach out and get it addressed ASAP.
The biggest red flag you may face is the sudden appearance of little pools of foul-smelling water in your yard. This is an indicator that a pipe has ruptured or lots of leaking is occurring. Avoid the situation from worsening, reach out immediately to a professional.
If you notice any of these signs, get in contact with a plumber. Contact Lowery Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to help you resolve any of your drainage issues. Call (806) 741-0519.