Troubleshoot Drain Problems

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There are many minor but rather annoying plumbing problems that can bring your life to a halt. These usually develop because of a lack of maintenance but it’s nothing to worry about. One of the most common reasons for drain problems is hair and other greasy materials that solidify causing blockages and lots of inconvenience.

The following are some of the most common signs to look out for when troubleshooting drain problems.

  • The sink or tub tends to drain at a rate much slower than normal.
  • Water starts collecting and backing up in your sink, shower or bathtub.
  • The areas adjacent to the walls which have the drain pipes running inside them get damp and visibly wet.
  • Areas where the drain piping ends starts getting wet.
  • Bubbling or gurgling sounds can be heard when the water begins to drain out.

These are all common signs pointing towards drain problems. Once you notice any of these signs, make sure you track down the entire pipe to the main drain. This way you will know which route is blocked.

Then you can try a variety of solutions. The first one is blocking the sink or region which isn’t draining properly and filling it with hot water. Once it is completely filled, open the blockage and allow the hot water to open up the clog. If done sufficiently, the hot water will loosen all the solidified grime and ensure better flow.

On the other hand, if you are forced to resort to a plumber’s snake to clear these clogs, make sure you do it with great care because it can get messy. In fact, if the proper technique isn’t used, it can complicate the situation further. So make sure you use the right method to take care of your drain problems or call an Aurora plumber to take care of it for you.

Professional plumbers are an excellent option if you can’t manage to clear your drain on your own. They have the expertise to locate the source of a clog and the proper tools to remove it efficiently. Call Bell Plumbing and Heating today for any plumbing repairs in the Aurora area!

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