Common Signs That It's Time for Drain Cleaning

Many people find that a drain only needs to be cleaned when it’s clogged, however, there are several warning signs that indicate otherwise. It’s best to be on the lookout to prevent a plumbing emergency down the road. If you do find yourself with a clogged drain, contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101 and we will come at any time, day or night. Take a look below at some common signs that indicate it’s time for drain cleaning.

Slow Draining

Prior to recognizing that your drains are clogged, water will usually start to drain extremely slow. You’ll probably notice this in your kitchen and bathtub more often than your bathroom sink. Typically, this is caused by soap and hair but the occasional grease from foods might not solidify and back up your drain.

Bad Smell

When waste sticks inside your drains, it will eventually give off a foul odor. Kitchen sinks are notorious for this due to all the residue from food backing up the drain. The second you smell something odd coming from your drain, call us because the smell will get worse!

Daily Clogging

If you find yourself constantly unclogging drains, it’s time for professional drain cleaning. Store bought cleaners can be environmentally harmful and are filled with various chemicals that you should stay away from. Often times, they’re just a short solution for a long-term problem. Over the counter drain cleaners can also cause corrosion within the pipes.

Gurgling Noises

If you hear a gurgling sound every time you use the sink, this means oxygen is bubbling up. You’ll eventually have a major clog in your sink and further issues will most likely occur.