Signs Of Drain Clog You Should Not Ignore

19 June 2023
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If you've been noticing that things are not flowing as freely as they used to down your drain, it may be because you are experiencing clogs. There are a myriad of signs that you may be seeing that are unusual.

In most cases, your instincts are right and you should not doubt what you are seeing. If you suspect that your drains are clogged, here are some of the major signs that you are right.

Slow Draining Sinks 

One of the first things you will probably notice is that your drains are moving a lot more slowly. You may wash your hand at your bathroom sink and notice that the water is not disappearing down the drain as quickly as it used to.

You may also be at the kitchen sink washing your dishes and notice that things are moving a lot more slowly there as well. This can be frustrating and irritating at the same time.

If you're only experiencing the problem in one place in your home such as your bathroom or your kitchen, it's usually an indicator that something is wrong with that particular drain. You might be able to unclog a surface drain with commercial drain cleaners.

However, if you start experiencing this in multiple drains in your home, it's usually a clear indicator of a wider plumbing problem. You need to call in a professional to assist you as quickly as you can.

The Smell of Sewage

The smell of sewage is very hard to miss. Once you start smelling sewage coming from the various drains throughout your home, it is usually an indicator that there is a buildup in your drainage system that is causing bacteria to thrive.

It could also mean that one of your pipes is disconnected or broken. If this is the case you need to call a professional to get some help as quickly as you can.

Pests Are Crawling Out of Drains

If you have pests and tiny rodents crawling out of your drains then your first thought may be that you have an infestation happening in your home. This is not necessarily the case. You may not need to call in an exterminator to assist you, chances are it may be a problem with your drain.

Many pets and insects find food in sewage, so if your drain is clogged it is prime time for them to feast. Get your plumber to come in and look at your drain pipes as soon as possible. This will stop these insects from reproducing in your home and then causing an infestation.