Our Top 5 Signs That You Need A Drain Cleaning
When most people see water standing in their drains, they reach for a bottle of whatever drain cleaning solution they have on hand. While those chemicals may serve to clear a simple clog, homeowners don’t realize that they are only providing a temporary solution to what may be a much larger problem. The toxic chemicals used in drain cleaners do such a poor job that the clogs they “clean” almost always return. These chemicals are so corrosive that they often damage your home’s plumbing, allowing further clogs to develop.
Instead of setting up your home for failure, you should opt for a professional drain cleaning that will leave your plumbing like new. To help you determine if your home’s plumbing requires some attention, we have compiled a list of the five most common signs your drains need cleaning. If you are experiencing any of the following, it may be time for a professional drain cleaning.
Slow or Still Water
The most common symptom of a clogged drain is also one of the easiest to spot. If you notice that the water in the basin is draining slowly after washing dishes or taking a shower, you most likely have a partially clogged drain. If the water refuses to drain, then the problem is even direr. The build-up of water means that any drain cleaners you use will be much less effective at doing their job. The ineffective cleaning will increase the likelihood that the clog will reform.
To solve this problem, we recommend using a drain cleaning cable with an auger to break the clog apart by hand. Depending on the location of the clog, plumbers should take the drain apart to ensure removal of the clog. Our plumbers like to perform the cleaning process twice where possible, once dry and once with running water.
If you’ve noticed that you have multiple clogs in your home’s plumbing, then you may be experiencing a blockage somewhere deep in your pipes. Instead of wasting money with several bottles of drain cleaner to try and isolate the problem, you should contact a plumbing professional to examine your plumbing.
Most plumbers, including Diamondback Plumbing Services, are equipped with drain cameras that allow them to determine the nature of your blockage. Once identified, a plumber will remove the clog using a method that best suits the nature of the obstruction.
If you find that your home has an unexplained odor with seemingly no source, it may be that the stench is coming from your pipes. Food or other waste that finds itself trapped in your pipes will slowly rot and fill your home with its smell.
Without any slow drains to help you find the location of this clog, it is practically impossible for the average homeowner to deal with this clog. In this situation, it is best to contact a plumber because a clog that has lingered long enough to begin rotting isn’t likely to disappear on its own.
While the two may seem unrelated, having fruit flies in your home may indicate that you have a clog in your plumbing. If you notice a sudden increase of fruit flies in your home with no possible source, fruit flies may be breeding in your drain clogs. These clogs may be small enough to escape detection but numerous enough to allow these pests to breed.
A plumber may wish to perform an inspection to determine the exact cause of the problem. In many cases, complete cleaning of your plumbing may be in order. To do this, a qualified technician should use hydro jet equipment to clean your pipes with pressurized water.
Sewage Back Up
The most obvious(and urgent) sign that your plumbing needs cleaning is having your sewage back up into your home. When raw sewage makes its way back into your home through your sinks and bathtub, it is time to call on a professional. The average homeowner does not have the equipment to deal with a disaster of this level.
When called, your plumber should first take care of the sewage which has come up through your pipes. After draining the sewage, a plumber will then move to assess your home’s plumbing quality. Many issues can cause sewage to back up, but once your plumber has determined the source of the problem, they will recommend the best course of action.
Rely On Experts For Good Service
Drain cleaner is just a bottle of toxic chemicals that may or may not address your clogs. To receive a precision cleaning, you need a person, a trained expert with the know-how to perform a professional drain cleaning. Our team at Diamondback Plumbing Services are more than just drain cleaners; they are services professionals who are there to serve your needs. No matter how small or large, they are guaranteed to handle your drain cleaning needs. The next time you find yourself with drain problems, your safest bet is to contact one of our plumbers. Our services will not only ensure clean drains; they save you stress and money in the long run.