When To Have Your Drains Cleaned Out: 3 Signs It's Time

Cleaning out your drains may be something you have to have done throughout your lifetime as a homeowner. There may be a number of reasons why your drains are clogged—years of pouring grease down your drains, using your drains for something more than just water and waste, or putting feminine products down your drains. There could be other reasons why your drains are clogged as well, such as you have tree roots growing through your main drain. You need to watch out for signs of an issue. Read on for a few signs that you have to have your drains cleaned out.

1. Your Drains Are Gurgling

If you're hearing gurgling noises coming from your drain, it may be because of a clog in your drain. It may be allowing the waste and water to go down the drain, but it's getting caught on something and causing the gurgling noises. A slow drain will also cause this noise. If you have this issue, you need to have your drains cleaned out before it becomes a bigger problem. Gurgling noises are a good indication of a clog, so call a plumber to have your drains cleaned out.

2. You Have Water Puddling At Your Feet When You Shower

If you have water puddling up past your ankles while you are in the shower, you have a slow-drainage issue and need to have your drain cleaned out. It may just be the drain in your shower, but it could be another adjacent drain as well that is the problem. Keep an eye on the other drains, such as the toilet or sink in the same area, to see if they are also draining slowly. If they are, you'll need to have your drains cleaned out. If it's just your shower, you may be able to plunge the shower drain to remove the clog.

3. You Have Water In The Yard

If you are noticing water in your yard where your drains flow out to the main sewer line closer to the road, you may have a collapsed drain or some other type of issue. In this case, you may need to have your drainage pipe replaced altogether. This is something that can happen, especially if you have roots growing through your drain line. Roots will grow through the pipe when they are looking for a water source. They can cause a lot of damage, which is why your drains should be cleaned out before you have this type of issue.

If you've noticed any of these signs, you should have your drains inspected by a professional plumber and cleaned out as needed.

Contact a company like J & S Plumbing Inc for more information.