Ever gone to the bathroom and started the shower, only to come back a few minutes later because it hadn’t filled up?
You might have thought there was a problem with your hot water tank. This may not be the case, though. Instead, there could be something much simpler wrong with your drain- perhaps it’s clogged!
Here are the top five signs to look out for:
- Slow Draining Water
This indicates that there may be something blocking your drain or at least partially blocking it.
If you notice this, try running the water until it’s gone down as far as it will go and using a plunger (if possible) to try and free whatever is stuck in the drain before turning the water back on full force to flush it away.
- Bad Smells From The Sink Or Shower
If your sink or shower is producing a bad smell, there’s a good chance that it’s because of a clogged drain.
If not taken care of, bacteria will begin to grow and multiply in the stagnant water that can’t go anywhere, and this will cause an unpleasant smell.
- Gurgling Noises From The Drains
Gurgling noises are another sign that there may be something wrong with your drainage system.
This usually means that air is getting into the pipes because of the blockage, and it can often be accompanied by a bubbling noise as well.
- Water Backing Up In Sinks And Tubs
Water backing up in sinks and tubs is one of the most obvious signs that there’s something wrong with your drains.
When water can’t go down the drain like it’s supposed to, it will start to back up and come up out of the sink or tub.
- Drains That Are Always Slow
Are your drains always slow, even when you haven’t put anything down them? It’s likely a blockage somewhere in the system.
In this case, you’ll need to call a plumber to have a look and see what’s causing the problem.
While you can handle some of the minor issues, if the blockage is too big or there are multiple blockages, you’ll need to call in a professional to take care of it for you.
So lookout for these signs, and don’t hesitate to take action if something seems wrong!
Experiencing Clogged Drains? Let Our Plumbing Experts Fix It For You
At Plumbing Co., we are committed to ensuring your plumbing system is running smoothly. We take care of everything from drain cleaning to high-pressure water jetting; we also handle:
- Water Heaters
- Faucets and Fixtures
- Sinks, Showers, and Tubs
- Toilet Install
- Leak Detection
- Pipe Repair
- Plumbing Troubleshooting
- Repair and Service only – no construction
So, you can rest assured that your drains are in good hands. Contact us if you live in Santa Fe, NM, and the surrounding areas.