Most homeowners give little thought to their home’s drain lines. We assume that water will drain out of the sink, tub, or shower and that our toilets will always flush correctly. However, it is essential to note that there is a significant difference between functioning and working correctly. Fortunately, there are several signs that you have clogs forming in your home’s drain lines. So you will have plenty of notice to schedule a professional drain cleaning before you have dirty water and raw sewage backing up into your home.
The Need To Plunge A Drain
When you find that you are keeping your plunger close for easy access, there is a problem. Plunging a sink or tub once in a while is not unusual. However, if you are using your plunger weekly, or even worse, daily, some clogs are forming in your home’s drains. And without proper attention that goes beyond plunging, you will have a complete drain blockage very soon.
Without proper care and cleaning, your home’s drain pipes will become coated with greasy residue. Over time, that residue becomes tacky and causes debris to stick to the inside of the drain lines. Soon, you are wafting the aroma of rotten grease and food debris that is stuck inside your drain lines. Using drain fresheners, putting citrus peel in the garbage disposal, and cleaning with baking soda and vinegar will only provide a short-term solution. A professional drain cleaning is the only process that will blast away all of the sticky, stinky residue and eliminate the odor permanently.
Gurgling and Bubbling
If you notice that your home’s drains are belching up air bubbles and making odd gurgling sounds, there is a clog forming in your drains. These odd occurrences indicate that the wastewater cannot flow smoothly down the drain line. If left uncorrected, you are sure to be seeing more backups in your sinks, tubs, and showers in the future. And when the clog forms a complete blockage, you could experience a flood of dirty water in your home.
Slow Clearing Drains
I some cases, you will not notice any bubbles or gurgling sounds because of the location of the clog. But what you will see is that your sink, tub, or shower is draining very slowly. This is a sign that a clog is impeding the wastewater. Some water is still managing to get down the drain, but the process is very slow. The situation will only get worse until there is a complete blockage.
When you are running water in a sink, tub, or shower, there should never be any standing water. Once the tap is shut off, the water should drain away in a matter of seconds. If you walk away from the sink when there is still standing water, you have a problem. Not only is this a sign of a nearly blocked drain, but it is also very unsanitary. Call in a professional to eliminate any potentially costly drain clogs.
The Professional Drain Cleaning Process
The best part about a professional drain cleaning is that it uses nothing but high-pressure water to blast away clogs and the scum that is inside your home’s drain lines. The water scrubs every inch of the pipes, so you have no worries of future clogs, foul odors, or a flood of raw sewage backing up in your home.
Call (262) 710-2808 to schedule your drain cleaning with the licensed plumbers at Jeff’s Custom Care Plumbing. Professional drain cleaning is the only clog removal process guaranteed to work and comes with a warranty.