Five Signs That You Have a Clogged Drain

Are bad smells coming out of your shower, bathtub, kitchen sink, or toilet?
Do you hear gurgling noises coming from the toilet each time you run water
in the sink? If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you
have a clogged drain.

Clogged drains aren’t just an annoying problem that slows you down to do
your chores. They can be a severe plumbing problem with potential health
concerns.Without a route to the main sewer system, wastewater has nowhere
to go but to back up into your fixtures or up through floor drains.

Signs of Clogged Drains

Strange Noises

Just like people make noises to complain, so do your pipes. When you hear
strange gurgling noises coming from the toilet or any other fixture, it is
a sign of disruption in the water flow. This means that there is a clog in
the drain, or another problem that needs attention. As soon as you notice
strange noises, listen to your pipes crying for help and call a plumber.

Foul Smell

When drains accumulate waste, they produce a bad smell. This is a clear
sign that there is a problem in your pipes. Be attentive to the smell
coming from your shower, bathtub, kitchen sink, or toilet. Remember that
the stronger the smell, the bigger the clog is. If you notice a faint foul
smell, don’t let it get worse and call a plumber to prevent bigger

Dampness and Wet Spots

When you have a clogged drain, it might be easier to diagnose the root of
the problem by looking for damp spots inside and outside your home. If you
believe your drain pipes or water lines aren’t functioning properly,
determine the places of the moisture and be in the look out for unusual wet
spots in your lawn.

Changes in Water Pressure

Changes in the water pressure or in the water flow are one of the immediate
signs of a clogged pipe. The water pressure change can take place at any of
the taps in your home or in all of them at once. This depends on where the
clog is happening and the severity of the clog. As soon you notice a change
in pressure, call a professional plumber. Changes in water pressure can
also be a sign of a more severe problem like a cracked or broken pipe.

5. High Water Bills

Sudden increases in your water bill are a sign of clogged drains or leaks.
Clogs can cause waste to buildup in a pipe and eventually crack or break
the pipe. This could cause large amounts of water to leak near the clog and
have a visible impact in your water bill.

If you notice any of the signs mentioned above, make sure to call a
professional plumber as soon as possible. Clogs might not seem like a big
deal, but if they are left unattended, they can cause worse damages. Don’t
let things get worse and stop the problem at an early stage.

If you live in Denver Metro area, call Plumbers Denver. We are
a licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing company that offers quality and
affordable services. It is our goal to always keep our clients best
interest in mind, so you can trust that we’ll be honest with you.