If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you don’t think very much about the inside of your drains—that is, until you have a clog so bad that you can’t do anything useful with your plumbing. Fortunately, this is not the first sign that you need a drain cleaning—there’s no reason to wait until it gets this bad to schedule such service. We’ve shared a few, less severe, signs below.
Most clogs form over time, not all at once, as waste begins to stick to the walls of the drain pipe. The more this happens, the slower the flow of water will be through your drains. If you act fast enough, then you might be able to prevent a full clog from forming.
As waste sticks to the walls of your pipes, you may notice a bad odor. This is frequently the case with kitchen sink drains, which are exposed to many different types of waste—moreso than bathroom sinks. Be sure to schedule drain cleaning right away if you notice a bad smell coming from one or more of your drains.
Many times, homeowners will try to relieve drain clogs on their own, with the help of some store-bought chemical drain cleaner. If you’ve tried this only to discover another clog a few months later, you’re not alone.
These store-bought cleaners may temporarily resolve a clog, but they only add to the buildup already existing in your pipes. Additionally, these cleaners are corrosive, meaning they can eat away at the interior of your drains and pipes. If you have frequent clogs, you’d be much better off contacting true plumbing professionals, such as the team on our staff.
To learn more about our comprehensive drain cleaning services in Leesburg, VA—including our new hydro-jetting services—contact AllTech Services, Inc.