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5 Signs You Need Professional Drain Clearing


Your drains are clogged, and you’re thinking about the best way to fix the problem.

Before pouring harsh caustic chemicals down your drains that can warp, corrode, or cause further damage to your pipes, consider getting professional drain and sewer services from Advanced Home Services.

Whether you need drain clearing, hydro jetting, or sewer cleaning, our plumbers can use video pipe inspection to locate the blockage in your pipes.

Use the checklist below to see if your drain system needs professional clearing services or if it’s an easy DIY fix.  

Slow Drainage

Buildup in your plumbing pipes occurs from daily use and eventually leads to partial or complete blockage of your drain system. These bacterial breeding clogs are composed of grease, waste, and minerals that sit inside of your pipes, slowly clogging the pipe’s drainage pathway.

While buildup is the most common source of slow drainage, it’s not the only one. Slow or blocked drains can be caused by tree root intrusion, a burst pipe, sediment buildup, and several other drain line issues.

If your home’s plumbing system is older, it’s even more important to skip the chemicals and contact a professional to safely restore drainage.

Standing Water

There’s nothing like the smell and sight of standing water to alert you to the severity of your drain problems. Standing water is often the result of a completely blocked line, which restricts drainage and results in stagnant pools of water in sinks and tubs.

Tree root intrusions, clogged low-point drains, cracks in your foundation, and leaky pipes also contribute to these hazardous puddles.

It’s important to find the source of the issue to prevent further damage, bacteria growth, and mold from contaminating your home.

Sewage Odors Emanating From Drains

Homeowners are often troubled by odors seeping out of their drains and don’t even realize what’s causing it.

You can try pouring boiling water or a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water down your drains to help loosen the buildup.

If that doesn’t help, it could signal a major clog that only a professional plumber can remove or even sewer line issues if multiple drains smell foul.

Frequent Clogs

Are you experiencing frequent clogs in your home’s toilets, showers, or sinks? It’s time to stop plunging and get professional help.

Listen to what your system is telling you. Frequently clogged drains likely mean a major sewer line clog. These clogs are made of a buildup of grease, oils, waste, soap scum, food waste, and more.

Frequent clogs won’t just go away on their own. Get ahead of the problem when you enlist the help of a licensed plumber.

Gurgling Toilets

A gurgling toilet is alarming, but it’s a clear signal of a blockage in your system that creates negative air pressure. The sound you hear is caused by the air being pushed back up your toilet.

If your toilet plunger can’t dislodge your clog, pouring chemicals down your drain won’t help either. Contact a plumber to ensure you’re not dealing with a broken or collapsed sewer line.

Advanced Home Services Offers the Drain & Sewer Services You Need

You’ll never know the extent of your drain issues if you leave them unchecked. If your home shows any of these signs of clogged drains, then it’s time to consult Advanced Home Services for drain or sewer cleaning services.

Our technicians will provide the best solutions to restore your drainage system using the safest technology to detect and treat even the toughest clogs.

Call 208-745-9406 or contact us online for advanced drain clearing services that you can depend on.

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