3 Signs It’s Time to Clear Your Drain

No one thinks about their plumbing system on a daily basis. As long as it’s working fine, it is an afterthought for many Roanoke residents. That is until you begin smelling a foul odor coming from the kitchen sink or the toilet overflows. There is nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation that could have been avoided.

Don’t worry! The Roanoke plumber at Southern Trust Home Services is here to help. There are several signs that residents can look for when it comes to a clogged drain that needs clearing. As long as you pay attention to these signs, you will reduce the chances of waking up to sewage backing up in your bathtub, shower or sink.

Here are three signs you may need your drain cleared:

Slow drains: If water isn’t draining properly or is draining slower than usual, you may have a clogged drain. There is likely something preventing the water from flowing through the plumbing system. Common things to blame for slow-flowing drains include grease, soap scum, hair or foreign objects. If the problem isn’t taken care of immediately, you will find water beginning to back up.

Bad smells: If you’ve ever walked by your kitchen sink and smelled a bad odor, you know how unpleasant it is. Don’t ignore it. It could be a sign that your drains need to be cleared. The smell could be coming from waste that is sitting in your drains or sewer gases.

Sewage in your drains: When left untreated, clogs can get forced deep into the piping and eventually end up in the sewer line. If the sewage cannot flow properly into the sewer system, it begins flowing back through your kitchen and bathroom drains.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you need your drain cleared today, give our plumbing experts a call at (540) 343-4348!

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