pipe corrosionIt can be difficult to tell when the drains in your home need to receive professional services. Plumbing issues are difficult to detect without professional training and equipment at the best of times, especially since so much of the system is hidden from view. Just because it can be difficult, though, that doesn’t mean that you should just throw up your hands and wait for some serious problem to occur in the system. Have a look a 3 of the ways that you can tell when your drains are in need of professional cleaning.

Slow Drainage

The reason you get your drains cleaned is to prevent them from becoming clogged, and to help the system run more smoothly. Drain clogs form over time, most of the time, as waste sticks to the walls of the pipe and builds towards the center. The closer the waste gets to fully clogging the pipe, the more it will restrict the flow of water through it. Eventually, the waste will totally close off the pipe and the clog will be complete.

If you notice that one of your drains is draining more slowly than it normally does, that’s a sign that you need to call for professional drain cleaning services as soon as possible. Frequent backups are closely linked to this as well, if the clog is a bit further down in the drain pipe. The longer you wait before having your drains cleaned after seeing this symptom, the higher the chances that the clog will eventually complete.

Horrible Smells

This one is more common with kitchen drains, as they have to deal with food waste. However, you should take note if it happens to any of the drains in your home. Oftentimes, bad smells coming out of a drain are due to the waste buildup in the drain becoming bad enough to give off a stench. You should definitely call for drain cleaning services if your drains start to give off a smell like an open sewer. If the smell is coming out of all of the drains in your home, though, you may have a bigger problem. That often means that you have an issue of some kind deeper in the sewer system, which may require more advanced services to address.

Visible Lime Scale

Lime scale can negatively impact the entirety of your plumbing system, including your drains. If lime scale is allowed to build up in the drain pipe, it can restrict the flow of water through the system significantly. You should keep an eye out for any white, chalky substances in your shower or around your faucets. If you do notice those deposits, make sure you call for drain cleaning services, just to be safe.

The Trusted Plumber offers a full range of drain cleaning services throughout Scottsdale, AZ. If you need drain cleaning services of any kind, our friendly team is here to make sure that you get them. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.  

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