Your drains are an important part of your plumbing system, responsible for funneling waste out of your house discreetly and conveniently. They also happen to be one of the best ways to tell if you need plumbing service. By paying close attention to the state of your drains, you can identify signs of potential issues elsewhere in your plumbing system.

Let’s take a look at some of the drain symptoms you should watch out for that indicate a need for professional attention.

Bad Smells

Your plumbing system is designed to prevent bad smells from traveling back up through the drains and into your house. There are times, however, when a problem with your plumbing system can force things like sewer gas back up the pipes and out of your drains. It is also possible that you have some waste stuck to the inside of the drain pipe, which could be causing the smells. Either way, if you have bad smells coming from your drain, you should call a plumber to have a look at it.

Slow Drainage

If your drain is draining more slowly than usual, it is likely that you have a clog forming in the pipes. Clogs begin when waste sticks to the inner walls of the pipe and is slowly built up towards the center. If you catch the drain draining more slowly before the clog can completely form, your plumber should be able to clean it out much more easily. If you know that you have hard water problems in your home, you could also have an issue with lime scale buildup. That’s a much more serious problem, but you’re going to want to respond to it the same way: call a professional plumber to look at it.

If you think your drain may be having issues, call The Trusted Plumber. We provide drain and sewer services throughout Phoenix, AZ.

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