Cleaning your drains is more than simply pouring some drain cleaner down the pipe in your kitchen sink, and it's more than just plunging a toilet. These things can provide a temporary fix to whatever problem you may be dealing with at that time, but if you have a major issue, you should have your drains cleaned out by a professional. If you aren't sure what constitutes a major issue with your drains, read on for a few signs that it's time to have a professional called in.
1. Slow Moving Drains
If your drains are slowly draining and it's all of the time and in every single drain in your home, that isn't just a problem with a clogged toilet, that's a whole house issue that needs to be attended to, and a plunger isn't going to cut it this time. If you have slow drains, it means you have a much bigger clog and it's somewhere out in your main drain line. The only way to get to it is by using a long, rotating snake. The small plastic one that comes with the store-bought drain cleaning liquid isn't going to cut it either. You need professional equipment to clear this clog.
2. Foul Odors
If you smell foul odors coming up through your drains, it means there's a clog somewhere and you have a lot of trapped waste that is starting to allow the odors to come back into your drains. It's only a matter of time before more than just odors come back up through your drains. It's time to have the drains cleaned out before that mess happens.
Noises that come back up through your drains as you are draining a sink, or after you've flushed the toilet are all signs that you have a problem with a clog. Sure, your water may be draining, and waste may be disappearing, but if you hear the gurgling noises, it isn't too far off. You may also notice slow draining along with the gurgling, or the foul odors as well.
If you have any of these signs in your drains, then it's time to have them cleaned by a professional drain cleaning company. Call a professional company like Michigan Plumbing today about having your drains cleaned to prevent a catastrophe in your home. If you don't have a cleanout installed outside of your home, you may want to consider having this done as well to make for easier access to get to the main drain line and to prevent damage to your sink or toilet.