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6 Signs Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned

6 Signs Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned

Keeping your drains clean is an essential part of home maintenance. If there is a problem with your drains, one of these six signs will manifest, indicating it is time for cleaning:

Strange Odors

Strange odors coming from your drains are a strong indicator that something is wrong inside. This might be a buildup of gasses or solid material that is trapped in the pipes. According to the experts, a foul stench is a strong indicator that your drains need cleaning.

Slow Drain

Does your sink fill up as you wash your hands? If your drain is running slowly, it is likely because hair, dirt, or other debris is blocking your water from draining properly. Have your drains hydro jetted or snaked for safe and effective plumbing restoration.

Gurgling Noises

Your drains shouldn’t be making any noise. If you hear an ominous gurgle coming from them at any point, this means that there is probably a blockage in the pipes. It’s time to get a professional to take care of it.

Water Backup

Once the water goes down the drain, it should not return. If you have a water backup (or even worse, a sewage backup) that also means there is something keeping that material from getting all the way through the pipes.

Flooding Basement

If you’re noticing water puddles in your basement and it hasn’t rained, the problem might be in your pipes. If your drains aren’t working properly because they need to be cleaned, then the water is going to end up going somewhere. Unfortunately, that is often your basement floor.

If you see, smell, or hear anything out of the ordinary, they are all signs that your drains need to be cleaned. For drain cleaning and maintenance, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (717) 207-9952! We are here for all of your plumbing needs.

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