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If there is one thing you don’t want to find yourself dealing with, it is a clogged drain. Along with making things very inconvenient, a clogged drain can also create a health problem in your home if left unchecked, since a clogged drain is a spot bacteria will absolutely love to call home. If you suspect you have a clog, here are five things that will confirm your worst suspicions.
Drainage is Very Slow
If you notice water from your sink, tub, or toilet is draining so slowly that even a snail could probably beat it to the finish line, chances are you have a clog. Depending on where the drainage is at its slowest, the clog could be in your kitchen pipes, bathroom pipes, or your sewer line.
Water is Backing Up
One of the most tell-tale signs of a clog is when water starts backing up from the drain. This is not only inconvenient but also a situation that can get plenty messy, especially if it involves your toilet backing up when you flush. No matter the circumstances, once you see water starting to back up from any drain or your toilet, seek out professional drain cleaning services right away before your problem gets much, much worse.
Toilet Doesn’t Flush
When your toilet doesn’t flush, you’ve definitely got a clog. Hopefully, your plunger will solve the problem. If it does not, the clog may be deep within your sewer line, meaning you’ll need professional assistance.
Puddles and Insects
If you have a drain where you start to notice drain flies hanging around, a clog is likely the reason why. The scent of a clogged drain will attract these insects, and they will stay around until the clog is gone. Also, notice if there are any puddles forming in your yard since this can indicate a clogged sewer line.
While drain flies may love the smell of a clogged drain, chances are you will not. In fact, your drains will emit a stench that will make your entire home smell bad if the problem is not corrected as soon as possible. As water and debris accumulate in your pipes and have nowhere to go, they fester and fester, allowing bacteria to grow more and more. When you have this problem, it’s usually best to call a plumbing professional right away.
The sooner you tend to a clog, the sooner your life can get back to normal. Whether it’s puddles, flies, bad odors, or other indicators, eliminate the clog and you’ll have peace of mind.