When your drains are working properly, you likely don’t give much thought to them. However, when you start to notice oddities, it’s likely that you may need to get your drain cleaned out by a professional.
One of the most obvious signs that your drain needs to be cleaned out is that it’s draining slower than normal. When there are excessive substances in your drain, like grease, soap, or hair, they can partially block the flow of water down your sewage line. It’s never a good idea to keep using your drain and wait it out, as continuing to flush down substances can lead to a fully clogged sewage pipe.
If you’ve noticed that one of your drains or multiple drains in your Albuquerque, NM, home are letting off an unpleasant odor, it’s time to get them cleaned by one of our plumbers at All-Out Plumbing. The smell could be from waste sitting inside of your drain. Or, it could be sewer gases traveling back up your pipe. Sewer gases can be deadly when inhaled in large amounts, so immediate drain cleaning is necessary.
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to experience a clog or two every now and then with their drain. However, if you’re dealing with a clog every couple of weeks or even days, it’s time to get your drain professionally cleaned. It’s likely that drain snaking on your own may have just pushed the clog further down into your sewage line.
If your drain is not able to vent properly, air will be forced back up to the drain. This can create a distinctive gurgling sound. This may happen right after you use the drain or randomly. Either way, when you hear a gurgling sound coming from your drain, it’s time to get it cleaned.
Another reason that you should invest in professional drain cleaning services is that your sink or shower is backed up. It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare to walk into a room to find out that water has backed up. Getting your drain cleaned quickly is a necessity to prevent further water damage to your home.
Unexplained Fruit Flies
We all know that leaving fruit and other food on the counter can attract annoying little fruit flies. However, if you haven’t left any food out, you may be surprised to see fruit flies accumulating in your kitchen. The most obvious reason is that there are food particles stuck in the drainage pipe for your sink. Getting those food particles removed by having your drain cleaned should get rid of those pesky fruit flies quickly.
If you’re experiencing any of the issues above with your drain, it’s likely that professional drain cleaning can help. Be sure to contact our expert plumbers at All-Out Plumbing to get the professional assistance that you need.