As a homeowner, you need to do everything you can in order to make sure that everything continues to run smoothly, such as the drains in the house. Therefore, you will want to take a few moments of your time to learn some of the signs that may indicate the need for a professional cleaning of your drains.
The Drains Are Moving Slowly
This is not just something that you need to accept as normal because your house is older or because the drains have moved slow for as long as you can remember. There could be a buildup of hair, food, minerals, or grease. Some of the drains in your home may drain normally, some might be clogged, or they might all drain but just at different rates while still moving slowly. Either way, should you notice any trouble with the speed of the drain, you will want to call in a professional plumber as soon as possible. After all, those slow moving drains could stop working altogether before you know it.
Multiple Drains Are Becoming Clogged
Do you have a couple of drains in your home that are becoming clogged at the same time? It might be a problem that is further down in the main line, versus right at the drains themselves. Therefore, the over-the-counter drain clog removers might not be able to do the trick. You may need a professional plumber to locate a clog that is further down in the main drain line. Once that clog is located and removed, all of your drains should now become free for proper use.
You Smell Something Foul
Smelling something bad coming from your drains is never a fun thing to deal with and it needs to be taken care of right away. The reason for a foul odor in your drain is that there could be because there is a build up of pollutants in the drain. There could also be a small clog in the main line and the build up of waste is starting to send an odor back up through the pipes and into your home. Septic waste usually has a rotten egg smell to it due to the collection of methane gas coming through the drain pipes.
With those few things in mind, you should have no trouble determining whether or not you need a professional plumber (such as Gold Seal Plumbing) to come to your home for a proper cleaning of your drains.