Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
If you have never had your drains cleaned since living in your home, you could literally have insects, animals and gunk clogging your pipes. You'll want to have a professional drain cleaning company come to your home to snake out the drains, and to look at your sewer and septic system.
If water is coming back up the drains while you run the water, there is an evident problem. Here are just a few of the signs you want to look for that indicate drain problems.
Your Toilets Don't Flush Quickly
If you flush the toilet and only see a slow swirl, and not all of the waste goes down, this indicates that that sewer system may be full, and that the drains could be clogged.
You Stand in Water in the Shower
The water shouldn't collect around your feet, and then rise to your ankles when you are taking a shower. If there is a clog somewhere in the pipes, or if there is a problem with the septic tank, this could be causing the stagnate water problem.
Fruit Flies and Odors
Are there fruit flies and odors swarming around all of the drains in the sinks around your home or just around a particular few? This could indicate that the water isn't draining all the way to the sewage system or sewer lines and that it's sitting throughout the pipes.
If you can smell waste outside of your home, then the problem most likely has to do with your septic system. You may need the tank pumped and the drains cleaned.
You Hear Gurgling
If you hear a gurgling noise after you flush the toilet or run water down the drain, this means you have a blockage or ventilation problem. The ventilation pipes may need to be cleaned out. These stick out of the roof of your home.
Having the pipes cleaned is a great way to open up the flow of water, to remove bacteria that are lingering in the pipes, and to make sure there aren't any clogs that could cause the pipes to burst. The plumbers should have the tools to look into the pipes so they can see everything and an antibacterial agent to help rid the plumbing of bacteria. Don't stand in filthy water or smell sewage around your home, call the experts and get help to get your drains cleaned and unclogged.
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