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Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?

When it comes to plumbing systems, most homeowners underestimate just how vital it is to have a clean and functional drain and sewer system. It is, after all, one of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing! It can cause serious problems for the entire plumbing system if something goes wrong here.

Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to keep your drain system in decent shape. All it takes is scheduling San Diego, CA drain and sewer services on a routine basis, with highly trained and experienced professionals, such as the plumbers we have on staff. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that you’re in need of drain cleaning services.

Sluggish Drains

Drain clogs are probably the single biggest problems you’ll deal with in regards to your drain and sewer system. They often form slowly, building up as waste and other debris sticks to the drain pipe walls. As this clog develops toward the center of the pipe, it eventually restricts the flow of water to the point that it becomes noticeable to people in the household.

If you notice that this is occurring with a single drain, then you probably have a clog forming in that particular pipe. Before you rush out and buy chemical drain cleaner, consider this: these cleaners are caustic and can eventually eat away at your pipe. Plus, they don’t actually solve the problem at the core.

If you have multiple slow drains throughout your home, then you’re looking at a more serious plumbing problem—you very likely have a clog or a breakage in the sewer line. Give us a call if you suspect this to be the case, and we will thoroughly inspect your plumbing system for you.

Foul Odors

Bad smells coming from the drains most often occurs in the kitchen, since this is where we deal with food waste. Other drains can experience bad smells too, though. If you detect an unpleasant odor coming from one of your drains, it may be due to particularly bad waste buildup within the pipe.

You should know, as well, that foul odors coming from multiple drains may indicate that you have a problem deeper down the sewer line.

Invest in Annual Plumbing Maintenance

So, what if you don’t notice any warning signs that your drains are in need of cleaning or repair? Does it still benefit you to schedule professional drain cleaning services, or plumbing maintenance? Yes, absolutely! This is because drain clogs tend to develop slowly, so you may not even notice them until they’ve reached the point that they cause major issues.

Preventive drain cleaning will help clean out waste buildup that would eventually have caused substantial plumbing issues. Additionally, when you enroll in our maintenance program, you’ll get more than a simple drain check. We provide a dye test for your toilets to look for leaks, we flush your water heater tanks, and we conduct a safety inspection. To learn more about this and what discounts you can enjoy as a maintenance member, reach out to us today!

Whether you suspect that you need a drain cleaning or have another plumbing issue you’d like assistance with, simply contact our team. “Hire Paws Plumbing!”

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