What are the signs of a clogged drain line that an experienced plumber would recommend not to ignore?
, if you could hear a sewage smell from the drain opening. That is a common sign of the drainpipe being clogged. It is crucial to understand that besides those gases to be unpleasant, it is a health hazard. But this is an easy fix. A U-trap underneath a plumbing fixture holds the water for the gases not to exit the room. If the water dried out in the u-trap, you need to pour some water down the drain.
If the water was poured, but the problem with your drains persists, it might be a build-up on the drainpipe walls
. The build-up usually accumulates due to food and grease sticking to the sides of the drain. Also, massive build-ups might produce a stinky smell and collect even more debris on the sides and make a smaller way out for the wastewaters from the plumbing fixture. Eventually, it would block the drain line completely.
So, another sign is poor drainage
The poor drainage could last for a while but not forever. One of the common signs is also gurgling sound when the toilet
is flushed or paddling in the shower when you take one.
Plumbing requires maintenance. If your drain and plumbing system has been neglected for a while, we recommend hiring a professional plumbing company to investigate the drain pipes and sewer drain line. Also, inspect plumbing for leaks, erosion to make sure your house is in a good state.
* A poor water pressure from one of your plumbing fixtures not always a problem related to the water supply lines
size, at times calcium buildups inside of the faucet or showerhead may significantly reduce water pressure. A simple change of the fixture would return normal water pressure back again.