Know If It’s Time To Call An Emergency Plumber For A Clogged Drain
homeowners ignore their drains and pipes until a clog or flood happens. They
pay attention once the water backs up, overflows and they have to activate a
sump pump or bring out the mop.
course, cleaning up the mess does not fix the problem. If you’ve tried a bit of
drain cleaner and a plunger, but that didn’t rectify the problem, you need the
help of a professional plumber. If you see any of a handful of signs, it
signals a need to phone an emergency plumber. Call Green’s Plumbing for
emergency plumbing service if you notice any of the following five red flags
related to a clogged drain: black sludge, slow draining water, weird noises
from the pipes, flooding, a bad smell.
Bubbles from the Drain
black sludge you see seeping up through your sink’s drain is a health hazard.
What becomes sludge begins as food debris, hair, skin cells, and soap that
becomes trapped in the lines and breeds bacteria. A plumber can not only fix
the sludge causing issue, but manage the cleanup, as well.
Draining of Water
times, you can fix a slow drain with a plunger and some drain cleaner. Many
times, you cannot. Older pipes present challenges a plumber can address. The
same is true of clearing the clog causing the slow drainage. A plumber can
snake the pipes, also called rooting the pipes, to clean the drain and push the
clog out. These flexible, thin augers are a common tool of the trade for
professional plumbers but would be prohibitively expensive for a homeowner to
strange sounds you hear in a home do not always represent house settling. It’s
not a poltergeist either. If you hear a gurgling sound when you run the faucet,
flush the toilet or use the washing machine it signals a major clog. It could
be a backed-up sewage drain. Addressing this sound as soon as possible keeps
you from having the unthinkable happen — the sewer backing up into your
bathroom, kitchen or utility room. Such a backup does not simply cause a huge
mess. It creates a health hazard in your home that requires special cleanup. It
could be more than physical materials, in the home’s pipes. It could also be
sewer gas building up in your home’s pipes. Call an emergency plumber before
the sewage enters your home.
the clog already became so noticeable as to cause a flood in the home, it is
beyond simple home remedies. The clog causing it needs a plumber to fix it. You
could have pipe damage, too. Whether it is a small overflow, or you have a few
inches of standing water, call before it leads to a complete sewage back-up.
The plumbing service can also help address the cleanup needs. If the water sat
for some time because you were not home when the flood occurred, you may need a
mold and mildew remediation team, too.
What Is That
stinky stench emitting from the bathroom, kitchen or utility room can signal a
major clog. Forget the air freshener and address the cause of the problem instead.
The plumber needs to inspect your home’s pipes for issues.
Plumbing, a family-owned plumbing company, for help getting your
home ready for the spring rains. They’re located in West Hills, California and
serve the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Call Green’s at (818) 880-8847
for a FREE repair estimate.