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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Your drains serve an important purpose in your home’s plumbing system. If you want your plumbing and sewer system to continue functioning properly, you should make sure that your drains get drain cleaning services when they need it. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to schedule drain cleaning services.

Slow Drainage

Drain clogs don’t form all at once. Rather, they form over time as waste sticks to the sides of the drain pipe. As the waste builds towards the center of the pipe, the flow of water is gradually restricted until it stops entirely. If you notice your drain draining more slowly than it normally does, it could be a sign that a clog is forming in it. You should call for drain cleaning services if you see this happening.

Bad Smells

This is a common symptom, especially for kitchen drains, which tend to deal with large amounts of food waste. As waste builds up on the walls of the pipe, it can eventually start to exude disgusting smells. It’s also possible that the water trap has dried up, which may allow sewer gases to filter up through the drain. If bad smells are coming out of your drain, you should consider calling for drain cleaning services. Keep in mind, however, that this symptom could be indicative of other problems. If bad smells are coming out of all of the drains in your home, rather than just one, then the problem may be located further down in your sewer line. You’ll need more involved plumbing services beyond drain cleaning if that’s the case.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers a full range of drain cleaning services throughout Potomac, MD. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.