Warning Signs of an Impending Drain Problem

Have you ever been at home and heard a gurgling sound coming from your drains in the kitchen or bathroom?  This might be your home trying to tell you that you’re going to have a problem with your drains backing up.  If you listen to your home you may save yourself a good bit of money in damages and inconvenience.  The gurgling sound could be your drains holding water from a partial stoppage and the trapped air bubbles in the line moving upward and gurgling as they escape.  If you don’t use the sewer lines for a while the water in the lines will slowly start to drain down and you may not notice the gurgling sound.  However, when you start using more water again, like taking a shower and/or doing the laundry, the drain lines could start gurgling again.  This could happen until…… The drain stops up completely.  Best case scenario, you are standing ankle deep in your shower calling a plumber or worst case scenario, the downstairs commode overflows while you’re upstairs in the shower.  Now you’re calling a plumber to unstop the line and a carpet or floor cleaning company to suck up all the sewage off your floors downstairs.  This kind of damage and inconvenience can be avoided by simply calling us when you hear an unusual gurgling sound coming from your drains.  We can send out an experienced plumber to clean the lines of any partial blockages and then televise the line to confirm the line is in good condition.

There are more warning signs your drains could be about to back up and I’ll talk about that in my next blog.

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