Most people are hesitant to spend the money on a professional drain cleaning, but it will become necessary occasionally. You can help prevent clogs that require professional attention by watching what goes down the drain and occasionally cleaning the drain with hot water, but that won’t be enough forever. Look out for the following signs that you need to have a professional clean your drains for you:
1. A Bad Smell- You may feel comfortable taking care of minor clogs in your drains, but anytime there is a bad smell, you should hire a professional. He or she will need to eliminate the cause of the smell, which may require an inspection of the system or a more thorough drain cleaning.
2. Recurring Clogs- If it seems as if your drain is constantly developing clogs, then you should strongly consider having a professional do a drain cleaning. You can typically handle the average clog by yourself, but if they keep happening, it usually means there is a more serious issue.
3. Multiple Drainage Problems- Even if the clogs don’t occur frequently, you should hire a professional plumber to take a look if multiple pipes or sinks get clogged at the same time. This can indicate a problem with the system as a whole that only a professional with the proper tools can diagnose and resolve.
Remember to call us at Minyard Plumbing, Inc. to clean your drains before the issue gets worse. If you suspect a clog but don’t take care of it, more items can get trapped in the drain or pipes, creating a larger issue that will be more expensive or time-consuming to repair.