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3 Warning Signs You Have a Clog Building In Your Drains


You go to wash your hands and start dinner only to discover that the sink is holding onto wastewater a lot longer than expected. You run the garbage disposal but it doesn’t make any difference other than making a splash!

This is a situation that is a likely indicator of a drain clog. Even if your sink eventually drains, the cause of the problem hasn’t gone away. You’ve likely got a clog that is in the process of causing even more trouble down the line.

When you need help clearing a clogged drain, it is best to come to one of our professional plumbers rather than trying to fix things with a toxic, store-bought chemical drain cleaner. Here are some of the signs of trouble to watch for so that you know when to reach out to us.

These 3 Warning Signs Mean You Have a Soon-To-Be-Clogged Drain!

If there is a clog building in one of your home’s drain lines, it is best to get assistance with clearing it as early as possible. To do that, you need to know some of the warning signs to watch for. These include:

  1. Bubbling or gurgling sounds: Noises get our attention and trust us when we say that you need to reach out to a plumber when you notice noises like these. Bubbling or gurgling is often created when water has to find its way through a tight space like a clog that has become bigger and more obstructive than before. If you notice these noises regularly, having a professional examine your drain may be a good idea.
  2. Slow drainage: Remember how we talked about your sink draining water much more slowly than before? This is one of the most noticeable and clear signs of a clog in your sink. This can happen in your kitchen or bathroom sink. The slower the drainage is, the worse the clog has become. The sooner you clear the obstruction the better you will be to prevent a situation in which your drain is completely stopped.
  3. Bad smells coming from the drain: Clogs are made up of a collection of wastewater debris such as food debris and soap scum and even hair. As a clog builds and worsens, it can start to smell! When you get the build-up cleared out though, you won’t encounter those smells anymore.

Clearing Clogs the Right Way

So why hire a professional plumber rather than just trying to handle a clogged drain yourself? Because the plumbers on our team know how to effectively solve the problem. Our methods even help to prevent clogs from forming again in the near future.

We can provide drain cleaning that gets rid of the debris collected in your drain pipe effectively. What’s more, our approach does this without harming your drains, unlike a chemical drain cleaner that you would get at a hardware store.

When you need effective plumbing solutions, contact Sweetwater Plumbing. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! 

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