A clogged drain, though common, is an inconvenience most homeowners have to deal with from time to time. Just like other aspects of your home, drains need to be maintained and cleaned regularly to prevent larger problems from occurring. At Gotelli Plumbing, we have plenty of experience working with clogged drains, and we can help you spot the warning signs of drain clogging, identify the cause and remove blockages.
Signs Your Drain is Clogged
Minor drain clogs can be harmless when dealt with quickly, but some clogs can cause extensive damage to your plumbing. Luckily, there are some clear warning signs that can help you identify when your drain is showing signs of clogging. The most common warning sign is the water is slow to drain. If you find water pooling at your feet in the shower or water takes longer than usual to go down the drain in your bathroom or kitchen sinks, your pipes are likely clogged.
Another warning sign is water bubbling in the toilet when your run your bathroom sink. This indicates water is trying to force its way past a blockage, forcing air bubbles up through your toilet. If you notice a foul odor coming from your kitchen sink drain, you could be dealing with a blockage caused by food waste. Additionally, if you find water backing up after draining slowly, it is due to a blockage farther down the pipe.
What Causes a Clogged Drain
One of the most common causes of drain blockages is hair. Hair has a way of sticking together and clogging up shower drains, in particular. Another culprit is built-up minerals from hard water or built-up grease from certain brands of bar soap. Small objects can cause big problems when they find their way into your drains. Toilet paper buildups are also very common, especially in older homes. Gotelli Plumbing is prepared to take on any drainage challenge in the San Rafael area.
Plumbing Experts You Can Rely On
Whether you’re facing a major or minor clog, we can help restore your pipes back to normal. If you have a clogged drain, or you notice water taking a long time to drain, contact Gotelli Plumbing. We’ll make sure buildup and blockages are out of the pipes – so water can drain the way it is supposed to.