It’s common for a drain to become clogged occasionally. However, if you frequently deal with clogs or if your drains make strange sounds, or smell bad, then it could be time for a professional drain cleaning. This is an opportunity for a professional plumber to clear any blockages from your pipes by flushing them out with highly pressurized water. The result is that your drains should smell better and flow much more freely.
Here are a few telltale signs you need drain cleaning:
- Frequent clogs
- Foul smells
- Slow-moving drains
- Gurgling sounds
- Increased water bills
In need of a drain cleaning?
Cooper Heating & Cooling’s certified plumbers will examine your drains, identify the problem, and quickly clear them of obstructions. Call (720) 605-7270. With over 40 years in business and thousands of 5-star reviews, we have a great reputation for drain cleaning.
1. Frequent Clogs or Overflowing
Frequent obstructions or clogs are the most obvious sign that your drains need cleaning. A single clogged drain now and then is not a big deal, but if your drains become consistently clogged, there may be a deeper problem that needs to be resolved. For instance, there might be a sizable blockage in a difficult-to-reach location or a foreign object lodged in your drains. If overlooked, these obstructions can result in overflowing sinks or toilets, necessitating time-consuming and expensive repairs.
How can you distinguish between minor issues and significant clogs? One good way is to keep an eye on how much liquid drain cleaner you need to use. It’s time for professional cleaning if you need to use drain cleaner more frequently than once a month.
2. Foul Smells
When a drain is clogged, you may not always be able to see it, but your nose may be able to tell you things your eyes can’t. Bad scents emanating from drains are a telltale sign of a clog. In particular, foul smells can indicate that the sewer pipe is blocked. Hair, toilet paper, and food waste gather in this line when you use the toilet, shower, and sink, leading to blockages. These organic substances start to rot inside the pipes, leading to awful smells.
If you notice foul drain odors, call a professional as soon as possible. Working with sewer lines is something we’ve done for a long time at Cooper Heating & Cooling. We can quickly shift disgusting clogs using a high-pressure water system and restore the drains’ normal flow.
3. Slow-Moving Drains
A clogged drain can occasionally completely stop the flow of wastewater. In other instances, the water still drains, but very slowly. Typically, soap, hair, grease, and other sludge buildups cause slow-draining wastewater. The space in the pipes gradually decreases as these materials build up inside them, making it more difficult for wastewater to get through.
If you ignore slow-moving drains, a full-blown clog will eventually develop and completely shut down your system. It is advised to schedule a comprehensive drain cleaning service to clear out your drains before that happens. As a general guideline, if your drains take longer than 10 minutes to empty, you should have them cleaned.
4. Gurgling Sounds
Are your drains making strange gurgling noises? Pipe gurgling typically indicates a problem with your sewer line. Gasses released by the breakdown of sewage flow up through the plumbing system, causing gurgling noises and slowing down the flow of wastewater. Routine drain cleaning can make annoying gurgling sounds a thing of the past.
5. Increased Water Bills
Many people don’t realize that clogged drains can increase monthly water bills. Wastewater puts pressure on the pipes when it can’t flow freely. Over time, this can lead to leaks, which can cause you to use a lot more water and therefore push up your water bills.
The best way to prevent leaks from getting worse is to find them as soon as possible. In addition to drain cleaning, we also provide pipe inspection services to snuff out leaks. We offer a one-year warranty on all our work, so you can be sure that your issues with leaks will be resolved by our service.
Ready to schedule your drain cleaning? Call the Cooper Green Team!
At Cooper Heating & Cooling, we have a team of highly qualified and experienced plumbers who are experts in drain cleaning. If you have spotted the telltale signs you need drain cleaning, call us at (720) 605-7270. We’ll get your drains flowing freely in no time!
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.