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When to Call a Pro for a Clogged Drain

September 9, 2019 | Blog

When to Call a Pro for a Clogged Drain

Not all drain clogs are created equal. Sure, you may think about calling a plumber when you’re trying to unclog your drain for the tenth time in a week. But what about the simpler clogs? When should you transition from handling clogged drains on your own to calling a professional?

When to Invest in Professional Drain Cleaning

Shower drains are typically what people think of when someone says they need their drain unclogged. In showers, specifically, running a snake down the drain every once in a while can be a do-it-yourself project. However, here are some indications when the project is too big for a DIY project and should be handed over to a professional:

More than one drain is affected: This problem could mean you have a clog in the main line that is causing all your drains to run slow. Snakes and liquid drain options won’t reach the main line, so a professional is needed for this job.

Water is backing up into other areas: This problem could also mean you have a main line clog, but it could also just be the intersection of two pipes. For example, if you’re doing laundry and the bathtub backs up, a professional could clear the intersection of those two pipes.

• When your drains smell like sewage: It’s common for kitchen drains to smell foul at times if you have a garbage disposal. If you don’t, or other drains are producing this smell, a professional would be able to check out your pipes to see where the problem is.

Plumbing Experts You Can Count On

If you’re worried about messing up your pipes or are unsure of where the problem is coming from, call one of our professionals today. Here at Gotelli Plumbing, we’re the experts in getting any and all clogs free so you don’t have to worry about it.

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