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Everyone has a plumbing system in their home, but most people don’t think much about it until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, at that point many times things need replacing instead of repaired which is why it is important to get in a proactive state of mind when it comes to your plumbing system. One great way to take care of your plumbing system is by scheduling regular drain cleaning in your Westminster, CO home. Regular cleaning helps keep your pipes running smoothly and protects you against damaging and inconvenient clogs.
No one likes waking up or coming home to a clogged drain in the basement. A clogged sewer line can result in flooding that is smelly and damaging, and if not properly addressed will continue to clog over and over. This is why you need help from a professional drain cleaning service to eliminate the issue. Here are a few signs that you may want to schedule cleaning today if you are unsure of whether or not the drains in your home needs attention.
Drains Are Slow to Clear
Does it take a few minutes after you finish rinsing dishes for your drain to empty, or do you notice that you are standing in water during your shower because the drain is emptying so slowly? If your drains are taking a lot longer to empty than usual it is a sign that a partial blockage is starting to form. Ideally, you want to combat that problem now before the partial blockage turns into a full blockage and you can’t use your drain at all.
Usually, the blockage can be isolated to one drain or be a symptom of a larger issue with your sewer system. If only one drain is affected or the drains in one area such as the bathroom there is a chance that the clog is local. However, if you notice that drains all over your home are draining slowly then it is time to book a sewer drain cleaning service.
Once again you don’t want to wait because once the clog seals off the wastewater will have to go somewhere and that somewhere is usually to backup your drain and all over your home. No one wants to deal with wastewater so call for a drain service now.
Water Is Backing Up
If water is already starting to backup then you need to actually call for drain cleaning today. This is a symptom that your system is already overloaded. Other signs that water is starting to backup include water bubbles that are coming back up your drain. If you flush the toilet and notice water bubbles in the shower or are washing dishes in the kitchen and see water bubbling out the other side of the sink then you need to have your drains cleaned. Water will always find a place to go, and it is not always where you want it.
Bad Odors From the Basement or Sink Drains
The smell of sewage is unmistakable, so if you start to catch whiffs of in your home around your floor drain or your sink drains you need to take action before you have visual proof that your drains are backed up. That bad smell stems from debris, mold, and mildew that collects near a clog. A partial clog may allow your sinks to continue draining, but that smelly odor is an indication that the clog still exists.
Believe it or not, you can even smell sewage in your front yard if the problem gets too serious. Sometimes leaks will form to alleviate the pressure of wastes building up in your plumbing, which allows sewage to leak into your yard. The end result will be a smelly yard that gets especially bad when it’s sunny and hot out. You can avoid this situation entirely by booking drain cleaning services to keep things clear.
Keep in mind that if leaks occur or a plumbing line busts, you will probably need sewer line repair in place of drain cleaning. Repairing your sewer line can be a very expensive endeavor and one that you don’t want to deal with as it will also involve tearing up your entire yard. Paying to have your drains cleaned once or twice a year is a much better way to deal with drains that are prone to clogs.
Drains Clog on a Regular Basis
Speaking of which, if your drains continue to clog on a regular basis you need a drain cleaning service that can run a video line down your drains to determine what the problem is. A professional team of plumbers can identify the problem and create a personalized drain cleaning plan for your home to keep your pipes clear.
Some of the usual reasons that drains clog on a regular basis include poor household habits, tree roots, and improper installation of sewer lines. While you cannot do much about tree roots, you can make sure that your drains are kept clean so that the roots don’t have a chance to bust out your pipes. You can change simple household habits that may be contributing to clogs such as flushing items down the toilet other than toilet paper or tossing non-food items down the garbage disposal. A drain cleaning service can give you personalized advice to help you keep your system in the best shape.
If you have noticed any of the above signs or currently have a flood in your home as a result of clogged drains, give bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Denver a call today. Our Westminster, CO professionals are experts at drain services and can not only clean your pipes but offer you advice so you can keep them that way.