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10 Signs You Need a Professional Drain or Sewer Cleaning Service

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A well-functioning drainage system is crucial for maintaining a healthy and hygienic home. However, over time, drains and sewers can become clogged, leading to a range of issues that can disrupt your daily life.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss 10 common signs that indicate it’s time to schedule a professional drain or sewer clearing service.

1. Slow Draining


One of the most apparent signs of a clogged drain is water draining slowly. If you notice water taking longer than usual to empty from sinks, tubs, or toilets, it could indicate a blockage in the drain pipes. A professional drain clearing service can effectively remove the obstruction, restoring proper water flow.

2. Foul Odors


Unpleasant odors emanating from your drains or toilets could be a sign of a sewage backup or trapped debris. These odors can indicate a potential health hazard, so it’s essential to address the issue promptly. A professional drain cleaning service can identify the source of the odor and take the necessary steps to eliminate it, ensuring your home smells fresh again.

3. Gurgling Noises


If you hear gurgling sounds when water is draining, it may indicate a blockage in the drain or sewer line. Gurgling noises often result from air trapped in the pipes due to an obstruction. Ignoring these sounds could lead to more severe issues, so it’s advisable to contact a professional plumber to investigate the problem.

4. Multiple Clogs


Experiencing clogs in multiple fixtures simultaneously, such as sinks, toilets, or showers, is a strong indication of a main drain line blockage. This type of blockage requires professional attention to prevent further damage to your plumbing system.

5. Water Backup


If water backs up into your sink, bathtub, or toilet when you flush or run water in another fixture, it’s likely due to a clogged drain or sewer line. Backed-up water can cause significant damage and pose health risks. Hiring a professional is crucial to resolving this issue promptly.

6. Overflowing Toilets


When flushing the toilet causes water to overflow or rise significantly, it indicates a blockage deep within the drain or sewer line. Attempting to address this issue without professional assistance may exacerbate the problem, so schedule a drain clearing service to tackle the clog effectively.

7. Outdoor Odors


Foul odors in your yard, particularly near sewer line access points or drains, can suggest a blockage or sewer line damage. These odors may be accompanied by wet or spongy ground, indicating a leak. A professional plumber can assess the situation and prevent further damage to your property.

8. Water Levels


If the water level in your toilet bowl rises and falls unexpectedly, it may indicate a blockage in the drain line. Fluctuating water levels can also result from a problem with the sewer vent stack. Contact a trustworthy plumbing company to diagnose the issue accurately and provide appropriate solutions.

9. Recurring Clogs


Frequent clogs in your drains, despite your attempts to clear them using home remedies, suggest a more significant underlying issue. Have a plumber inspect your home's pipes to identify the root cause of the recurring clogs and implement effective solutions to prevent future blockages.

10. Fruit Flies


The sudden appearance of fruit flies or other insects in your home, especially around drains, may indicate a clog in your drains or sewer line. These pests are attracted to the organic matter trapped in the drain. Clearing the backup can eliminate their breeding ground and help maintain a pest-free home.

Clear Your Drains & Sewer Lines With Campbell & Company!


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Ignoring signs of drain or sewer line issues can lead to costly repairs and potential health hazards. If you notice any of the 10 signs mentioned in this blog post, it’s crucial to schedule a professional drain or sewer clearing service. At Campbell & Company, our team specializes in providing top-notch drain and sewer solutions to families throughout Yakima and the Tri-Cities area. With 24/7 service availability and 100% satisfaction guaranteed, we are confident in our team’s ability to fully restore your drain and sewer lines in no time.

Schedule drain and sewer services for your Yakima or Tri-Cities area home by calling Campbell & Company at 509-545-9848 today!

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