Most of us take our drains for granted until they refuse to drain or do so slowly in our Berlin, MD homes. Slow drainage is one sign among many that your drains need cleaning by your local plumber. In this article, we discuss five signs that your plumbing needs a good drain cleaning.

1. Slow Drains

The easiest way to tell you need drain cleaning is the presence of one or more slow moving drains in your home. Foreign objects easily clog drains and cause damage to piping. A build-up of hair, grease, coffee grounds or other substance all contribute to drain slow-down.

2. Bad Smells

Strange foul odors that fill your home with no discernible cause may be from dirty drains and pipes. Food and grease cling to the sides of your pipes, causing an accumulation of debris and bacteria. As the bacteria population grows and thrives, your home can begin to smell unpleasant.

3. Gurgling Noises

Drains seem to be working fine but keep making random gurgling noises? These noises are a sign that you shouldn’t ignore and usually signify a clog beginning to form. The clog forms air bubbles that make gurgling sounds when water flows past them.

4. Multiple Clogged Drains

One clogged drain isn’t normally something to be too concerned about and is probably an issue with that particular drain. Multiple drains that are moving slow, however, probably means it’s time for cleaning and maintenance work.

5. Frequent Clogs

Think it’s normal to be unclogging the toilet every week? Think again. Frequent clogs in places like your toilet and shower are signs that your pipes need a thorough cleaning to remove residue and buildup.

If your drains are moving slow or showing other signs of issues, we’re the company for you. Call us at Custom Mechanical, and we’d be happy to help you set up your drain cleaning appointment.

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