Signs You Need a Pro
Every time you have a clog in your toilet or a clump of hair stuck in your bathtub, you don’t always have to run and make a call to your plumber. Sometimes clogs can come out quickly with a plunger or a short snake. But watch out for other signs that the problem is more than a 5-minute DIY job. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Are there bad smells in your drains? There is no plunger in the world that can tackle the type of bacteria and sludge that can cause bad odors in a drain. Don’t worry, it happens in most homes eventually, so you’re not alone. But you’ll need a plumber to come and clean out your drains.
- Are your drains making strange noises? When water drains into your sewer line, it should be pretty quiet. If it’s causing a ruckus with loud gurgling and bubbling noises, that’s the sound of water trying to make its way past a clog.
- Have you seen more pests? Unfortunately, pests like rodents, palmetto bugs, and drain flies tend to be attracted to drains if they’re getting clogged up. You can keep pests moving on by having your drains cleaned.
- Are your drains backing up? Small clogs in the pipes under your sink or tub don’t cause too much mischief. But if there’s a grease clog in your mainline, you’re gonna end up with backups in your house. If you have slow drains in multiple places, or backups anywhere, you need a plumber to help you.