When You Can’t Get Your Drains Unplugged On Your Own

There are a number of reasons that your drains aren't clear, no matter how hard you try to fix the problem on your own. When a drain gets partially clogged, the water draining from your sink or shower will sink slowly. Toilets that aren't draining properly will go slow or air will bubble back up into the toilet when a clog is present. If you have tried chemical drain cleaners, snakes, plungers and more without any success, it's time for professional assessment of the situation.

Your Drains May Be Clogged by Tree Roots

Tree roots get into the plumbing system of your home and are especially problematic near the main sewer line. When tree roots grow into your system, a drain cleaner is not powerful enough by the time it reaches the roots to have any effect. A traditional snake an amateur might buy isn't going to reach the roots, and even if it did, it won't be able to break apart the tree roots. A plumber will use an instrument that will be able to reach the tree roots and grind them up at the same time. Your drain will be cleared and you won't have to worry about drain cleaning for a while.

The Problem Is Systemic and Not Localized

A small drain clog with your toilet drain can be easily fixed if you have the right drain cleaner and snake to use. If this clears up your problem, then the clog was simply a local one. If your toilet continues to flush slowly or makes strange sounds when you flush, the problem is likely deeper down in your plumbing system. When you notice that your shower or sink drain is also going slow, this is a more systemic problem with your plumbing and needs to be addressed by a professional. 

When Smells Occur

If you have foul odors coming out of any of your drains, it's time to do some investigation. If you try drain cleaner and the odor remains, the problem is probably deeper into your pipe system. Any foul odors coming from your drains should be assessed, as this can mean you are having problems with wastewater building up in your pipes and getting ready to come back out.

Drain cleaning services help keep wastewater out of your home. When there is an odor or your drains are moving slowly, it's time to call a professional, such as Roto Rooter Sewer & Drain Service, to help to fix the problem.