Many homeowners believe that plumbing problems can be solved easily with DIY solutions. Simply pour chemicals or drain cleaners down the sink and forget all about it. However, those chemicals often can do more harm than good and what you really needed was a professional drain cleaning from the experts at Drain Genie Plumbing Services. To keep your pipes in top shape, watch out for these signs and call in a professional when you see them.
1. Your Drains Have Slowed
The first and most obvious sign of trouble is a slow draining sink. It can be caused by hair, grease, soap, or other foreign object blocking the water from draining quickly. If more than one fixture is working slowly, it’s likely that there’s a large clog in your sewer line, not just in one bathroom. It’s best not to assume it will get better on its own; instead, get your drains professionally cleaned.
2. Your Fixtures Back Up
Sinks and toilets are supposed to be one way traffic only. If you find that water is flowing up instead of down, there’s very likely something blocking your drains. When fixtures get backed up, they often spill out sewage, which is very toxic. If this happens, call a professional as soon as possible to find if the problem is isolated or deep in your sewer line.
3. You Smell Something
When you start smelling unpleasant odors stemming from plumbing fixtures inside your home, they’re likely the result of a plumbing issue. Those odors could be sewer gas or waste sitting in your drains and should be dealt with right away. Fortunately, with a drain cleaning and inspection, a plumber should easily be able to identify where these odors are coming from.
If you experience any of these plumbing problems and need a friendly local Orlando plumber, contact Drain Genie at (407) 490-1230 for thorough drain cleaning services at an affordable price.