Drain problems are more common than you’d think; some are menial, but most of them are not. If ignored, these problems can severely affect the functioning of your home plumbing, and eventually, cost you a lot of money. Hence, you must look for them and fix them as soon as you notice them. Here are some of the most common drain issues that you should look out for.
1) Slow Drainage
Usually, you might overlook slow drainage, but this should not be ignored. It is one of the first signs of potential drain problems in your home plumbing system. This is usually caused by the initial buildup of clogs due to loose strands of hair, dried soap, minerals from water, etc. If you notice slow drainage in one or two of your drains, then it is not a big issue, and you can sometimes clean them yourself. However, slow drainage everywhere is a sign that the developing clog is in the main sewer line. To fix this, you should call a professional plumbing service provider.
2) Multiple Clogs
If you fail to notice the slow drains, they might lead to full-fledged clogs in the drains where the water cannot pass through easily. Just like a slow drain, these clogs can either occur in individual drains or in the main sewer line due to mineral buildup and soap scum. Although you can usually clean smaller clogs on your own, it is advised that you call a professional to do the job. Partially cleaned clogs can lead to recurring clogs that can be inconvenient and irritating over time.
3) Lasting Odour
If you notice a pungent odour coming from your drains, then you likely have something trapped in the drain. If you notice this, you should first see if you have recently flushed remains onion or garlic down the garbage disposal. The remains of these food items can sometimes cause a nasty smell that recedes within a day or two. If the smell persists, then probably there’s a clog. Another reason, though rare, could also be caused by a cracked pipe. To fix the odour, you should call our professional plumber who can clean the drain properly by removing all debris.
4) Flooding or Pooling
One of the nastiest drain issues you might face is flooding or pooling in the basement or on the ground. If this is accompanied by a pungent smell, or if you see the pooled water is dirty, it is a sign that your main sewer line is blocked or damaged. This can be due to a fracture in the pipe, root intrusion, or an open joint. If this is ignored, it will cause a foul smell in the area, and can also cause structural damage to your house. It would be best to have a professional plumber out to your home to fix this as soon as possible.
These drainage issues can often be prevented. If you find that your drain problem is too large to repair on your own, you should reach out to us. Our highly trained plumbers will solve these issues in no time.