One of the most common plumbing problems homeowners will encounter is a drain block. A clogged drain can be more than an inconvenience. If left unattended, one clog could cause havoc in your plumbing system. A burst pipe could happen. You can prevent costly repairs and reduce the risk of problems by recognizing them early. It all comes down to diagnosing the problem.

Five Signs You Should Watch Out For When Your Drains Go Bad

  • You may notice a foul odor coming from your toilet, shower, bathtub, sink, or toilet. This is usually sewage that can’t drain properly.
  • Slow drains may indicate a blockage. All drains in your house are connected to one sewer line. All drains can be affected if there is a blockage.
  • Your toilet water level may fluctuate between normal levels. Changes in water pressure can often be a sign of something wrong.
  • A sign that something is wrong with the pipes is gurgling noises coming from one drain and running another.
  • The sewer clean-out may release water upwards or outward. Plumbers use the clean out to clear a sewer line clog. It is usually a covered, upright pipe. The line may be blocked if water flows upwards.

A Word of Warning

You should not use water if you have a clog. It will only add to the problem, cause undue pressure, or lead to potential leaks. A qualified Long Beach Plumber can clear a clog, and also help to prevent future problems.