Do Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned?

A woman unclogging a sink.

Most homeowners give no thought to their drains until they have a major backup. But there are some signs and indications that your drains may be working up to a clog. If you have noticed any of these signs, give Haldeman Mechanical a call to inspect your plumbing before a clog occurs.

Slow Moving Drains/Standing Water
If you notice that water isn’t going down as quickly as before, if you are standing in water after you turn off your shower, or you have standing water in your washing machine, it may indicate that your pipes are becoming clogged.

Foul Odors
A strong odor coming from any of the drains in your home is not normal and could indicate a problem somewhere in your plumbing line.

Strange Noises or Gurgling Sounds
If you hear gurgling, bubbling, banging or sloshing sounds coming from your drains, this could indicate that your plumbing system is clogged or leaking.

Fruit Flies
A build-up of garbage in pipes can quickly attract flies. Tiny fruit flies may seem like just an annoyance at first, but they can become a health risk. If you notice fruit flies around your home, there is a good chance they have been attracted by the smell of a blocked drain.