How well the drains work in your kitchen and bathroom is an excellent indicator of the health of your plumbing system. If you are experiencing draining issues in these areas, it is probably time to address underlying plumbing problems. If you notice any of the following five signs, you should call a professional immediately to avoid further issues and inconvenience.

1. You Notice Slow Drainage in Multiple drains

If your bathroom sink fills up with water while using it, it may indicate that soap residue buildup, hair, or a foreign object is blocking the drain pipe. The blockage may not be too severe if only one sink drains slowly. The fix may be as simple as removing soap or hair. However, you will likely need to contact a professional to thoroughly clean your entire drainage system if you have multiple slow drains.

2. Standing Water

If you are standing in a few inches of water after you shower or the water does not drain after doing dishes, it means the drainage pipe is completely clogged. In this scenario, you should call a drain cleaning service immediately.

3. You Smell a Bad Odor

A stinky smell from your drain isn’t typical. The odor is probably coming from a drainage pipe. If the odor doesn’t disappear after running water to fill the P-trap, it’s time for a professional drain cleaning. The P-trap is the U-shaped bend in the piping under your sink. When there is water in the U, it blocks sewer odors from rising out of the drain.

4. Pests Appear

If you have drain flies in your kitchen or bathroom, they are probably after debris in the pipes. These flies feed on food crumbs and organic matter like skin cells. If cleaning does not eliminate them, your best option is to contact a plumber.

Our professionals at Home Comfort Solutions in Moore, OK provide fast, reliable, and friendly drain cleaning services. You can also depend on us for all your heating and air conditioning needs, including installation, maintenance, and repair. Contact us today to solve any plumbing issues you are experiencing.

company icon