While every plumbing system will experience clogged drains from time to time, some clogs will be more serious than others. For minor clogs, it’s usually possible to deal with the problem yourself, at least temporarily, by using a plunger, plumber’s zipper, or chemical drain cleaners. For more serious clogs, however, you may need professional assistance. In this article, our team at Hall’s plumbing will go over a few ways to tell whether you need our professional drain cleaning services or not.
- Frequent Clogs. One sign that your home drain cleaning methods aren’t cutting it can be found in the frequency of the clogs. If you have to unclog your drain frequently, rather than just once in a while, then the problem may be more serious than you can handle on your own. In our opinion, clogs any more frequent than twice a year are too frequent, and should be addressed by trained professionals.
- Multiple Clogs. Another indicator that you need professional drain cleaning services is multiple drains clogging at once. If more than one sink, toilet, or shower in your home is blocked up, then there is definitely an underlying issue at play, and we recommend that you call our experts to have them take a look.
- Strange Sounds or Odors. A third sign that you should call us for drain cleaning services is strange sounds or smells coming from your drains, as both indicate serious problems. A gurgling drain usually has air trapped in it somewhere, and foul odors rising from the drains are typically caused by sewer gases or waste and should be dealt with right away.