Often, many of us adhere to the “out of sight, out of mind” approach to our drains. If it’s not broken, why fix it? Unfortunately, if you do not pay attention to your drains, you may miss key signs that can alert you to problems. When you do notice, the damage may have increased, causing the problem to become more expensive to repair. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, we want you to be prepared and avoid future plumbing issues.
Signs Your Drains Need a Cleaning
Your drains are one of the hardest working things in your home. Usually, when they work the way they should, you do not even notice they’re there. However, it is important to take notice from time to time. Much like other things, your drains need a good cleaning to perform well. Here are signs that it might be time to clear them out!
A clog once in a while is a normal occurrence. However, if you constantly find yourself fighting the same stubborn blockage, one that won’t budge after topical treatments, you may need to do a more detailed cleaning. You may have grease or hair buildup in the pipes, depending on where they are located. If you cannot clear this yourself, professional plumbers can help!
If the water seems to take forever to clear out of your sink, it means your drains are working slowly. This might be because of grease and mineral buildup. It is not something to avoid or fix later, since slow drains can lead to other extensive problems, such as leaks and bursts.
Have you ever washed your dishes and smelled a bad odor that you couldn’t target? The smell may be coming from your drains. If you do experience malodorous fumes coming from your sink, it can mean that food and pollutants have gathered in your drains. It is important to clean the drains out, not just for the sake of your pipes, but also for the sake of a clean home.
While you clean your toilets and sinks, it is important to also preserve the cleanliness of your drains. If you believe your drains need a comprehensive clean, contact our bluefrog plumbers today! We offer free plumbing evaluations to help you start your clean drain journey!