The drains in your home work hard every day to carry away dirty water, debris, and waste. While sometimes there is an obvious indicator of an issue, like a drain that is fully clogged, there are other subtle signs you have a drain problem. When should you pick up the phone and give Master Plumbing a call?
A Slow Drain
How long does it take for water to go down your drain? One of the most obvious signs you have a drain problem is a drain that takes longer than usual to dispose of water. A slowing drain can indicate a variety of issues, including a septic tank that is not working fast enough or a physical obstruction in the pipe. If you wait too long to address this issue, you could have a fully-clogged pipe or even have your sewer line start to back up into your house.
Do you notice a smell coming from the drains in your house? This is one of the most subtle signs you have a drain problem, and it should not be ignored. Foul, sewage-like smells coming from your drains often mean that waste is not able to exit the pipes. It can also mean that the sewage system is not working correctly.
Wastewater in the Basement or Yard
Are there pools of water sitting in your yard? Your septic tank might be backing up or leaking. Unexplained, foul-smelling water in the basement or around your home can also indicate that water is not able to leave the house correctly. A professional plumber will be able to troubleshoot the issue properly.
Unexplained Water Bill Increases
Finally, you might have a drain problem if there are unexplainable increases in your water bill. This can indicate a leak somewhere in your house, and it can also indicate problems with the drain. The plumber will be able to visit your property and evaluate the situation to determine where the leak is and what repair should be made.
Get Your Drains Working Again With Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100, or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with just about anything plumbing-related! We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!