Clogged drains are some of the most common issues a plumber deals with. While it is usually a quick fix, a clogged drain can sometimes hide more serious problems. When left unattended, it can quickly turn into a water damage issue, as the water infiltrates in your floors, walls, furniture and belongings. Look out for any sign of a clogged drain to prevent a more serious plumbing problem and extensive damage.
Signs of a clogged drain
- Slow Draining
- Overflowing toilet
- A foul smell
- Water stains in the basement
- Water quality
- Increased bills
How to prevent a clogged drainIt is always advised to run a regular maintenance check-up on your drain system. In addition to that, here is what you can do to prevent a clogged drain:
- Do not throw down the drain any large food particles, trash, grease, or bones.
- Install a filter or a screen over the drains to prevent any unwanted items to go down.
- Seal any areas where rodents and other vermin can enter the plumbing system.