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A clogged drain in your home is an annoyance that can be fixed fairly easily with the right tools. But how can you know if your problem runs deeper and a sewage pipe may be leaking or perhaps broken? Check your home for the following three signs to find out if your clogged drain is really a symptom of a much larger plumbing problem.

Constantly Clogged Toilet or Sink

A clogged toilet happens in every home, but if you’re finding your toilet is clogged more often than not, you may have a bigger plumbing problem to deal with. Drains in your home are often clogged from a buildup of sludge in the pipes. However, if you have tried to clear away this buildup with thorough cleaning and the problem continues, then the real issue may be the state of your sewer pipes.

Sudden Increase in Your Water Bill

If you have regular monthly water bills that always fall around the same price, a dramatic increase in water usage could be a sign that there are more serious drainage issues going on. Your home’s sewer pipes could likely be broken or leaking. To avoid having to pay more for the unanticipated water leaking from your pipes each month, be sure to call a professional as soon as possible.

Gurgling Noise Coming From Drains

If you hear a gurgling noise after flushing your toilet, doing your laundry, or using your sink, there may be a blockage in the main plumbing line that even Drano can’t fix. The gurgling noise you’re hearing is caused by a bubble of air trapped in the clog that is being released into the water above it. The gurgling noise happens before the clog has reached the point where it causes backflow to come up out of your drains.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs in your home, call Custom Mechanical at 877-696-0808 and schedule an appointment with a professional today. It’s better to figure out the source of the problem sooner rather than later and not take the chance of having any backflow bubbling up to the surface in your kitchen sink or shower.

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