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When a Clog Needs a Plumber’s Attention

When a Clog Needs a Plumber’s Attention

As a homeowner, you often find yourself balancing what can be considered an easy DIY and when you need to call in a professional. One area that can keep you guessing is your home’s plumbing. We demand a lot from our plumbing, and it isn’t uncommon to experience some backup issues. While some drain clogs can be cleared with ease, others demand a professional touch. It is beneficial to understand the circumstances where it is best to call in the pros. 

Frequent Clogging in a Single Drain

For a minor clog, a simple solution of hot water and vinegar may be all you need to clear a clog. However, if you find yourself repeatedly doing this process for the same drain, odds are it is time to call for backup. Consisting clogging may indicate a serious blockage, such as debris or a buildup of materials within the interior of your piping. Both instances can require a professional to ensure this repetitive issue is taken care of once and for all. 

A Foul Odor

A serious odor, such as one that smells like rotten eggs, can signify something more serious than clogged food. This odor could be an indication of a serious issue taking place within your sewer line. Not only is this smell unpleasant, but certain fumes can negatively impact your overall health. 

Standing Water

Standing water is often a sign of a clog that DIY methods won’t be able to clear. The cause of this clog could be a foreign object in the drain or sediment buildup. It may be best to call in a professional if you notice that water cannot drain from a sink, tub, or shower.

Call In the Professionals

When DIY methods aren’t providing the clear drains you need, it is best to rely on the experts. A professional plumber can find the root of the issue and provide lasting results. Contact us today if you have a clog.

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