If you have been pouring chemicals into your drains and you don't think that they are solving your plumbing woes, it's time to call in a professional plumber. A professional plumber will be able to use a drain snake that has a camera attached at the end, and they can see what is happening all through your piping system. The plumbers may want to start with drain cleaning. Here are some of the signs that you need to call a professional plumber, and how you can know that this isn't a project you want to try to tackle on your own.
Overflows in Different Areas
There may be signs that you aren't catching onto that show you don't just have an overflow problem in one area, but that there is a large clog or drain problem located deep in the pipes. This could include:
- Slow draining toilets
- Water backflow in showers
- Slow draining tubs
- Water coming back up sink drains
If any of these issues are happening, the water isn't able to get to the sewage system and must be in a main pipe if you have backups in multiple different areas.
Odors Lingering Around the House
If you can smell odors coming from different drains around the home, and sometimes the odors are stronger than other times, this is probably coming from backed up debris and waste that is stuck in the drains around the house. When something gets lodged in the main pipes, it can end up causing smells to travel up to all the drains.
Attempted Repairs Have Failed
Have you attempted to repair the clogs on your own with plungers or snakes, and now you feel that the problem has gotten worse? Sometimes plunging a lodged item can end up getting it stuck even tighter and can make it more difficult to get lose. If you have already attempted several repair tactics on your own, you may be doing more damage than you are helping the clog.
Drain cleaning is something that should be performed after you find a solution. There are a lot of different things that could be causing these plumbing problems, but its easiest to let the professional plumbers come to your home to do the work to remove the clog or damages. This way you don't have to worry about trying to take apart any pipes or doing more damage to the problem, and you can feel confident that when the problem is fixed the drains will work properly.