Clogged drains are something that no one wants to handle. Nevertheless, it’s imperative that you react quickly if you notice something is clogging up your drains. The only question is: how can you tell when your drains have become clogged? Today, we’ll be going over signs that you have clogged drains.
You Hear Gurgling Noises
Gurgling sounds from your drain will often be indicative of a clog. This is consistent whether the gurgling is coming from your sinks, tub, or shower. The reason you hear gurgling is because the obstruction causing the clog is making water flow differently down your pipes.
There is a Foul Odor
Sounds aren’t the only thing you’ll notice when you have clogged drains; there will also be strong and unpleasant smells that come from your drains. Usually, this happens whenever there is an organic substance, such as food waste, that blocks your pipes. Once the organic material has stayed in your drains for long enough, it will decompose, which is the source of the foul smell you notice.
Your Toilet’s Water Level is Changing
Have you noticed that the water level in your toilet has been fluctuating? This usually suggests that the water pressure is changing, which is another sign that you could have clogged drains. If your toilet’s water levels are significantly different from how they normally are, you should get a professional plumber to come by and address the issue.
There is Debris in Your Water
Maybe you’ve seen some nasty gunk coming from your faucet. If so, that’s a clear sign that your drains have been clogged. This problem usually pops up because the drains have not been used properly. Make sure that you don’t put anything down the drain that shouldn’t go into them. As some examples, paper products, vegetable peels, grease, and oils should all be left out of your drains.
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