The drain and sewer system in your home is perhaps the most vital component to a safe and happy household. It removes wastewater and similar contaminants from your house into the Olympia, WA civic sewer system. It likely sees daily use, which means that when problems arise, you need to address it as quickly as possible. The good news is that qualified professionals are standing by to help. But you still need to call them in and you can’t do that unless you can spot the signs that you have a drain problem. We’ve included a brief list of some of the more common symptoms below.
- Backlog: The surest and easiest way to spot a serious drain problem is to look for signs of a backlog in your fixtures. The toilet, in particular, is usually a problem spot, as are showers and bathtubs. This can include slow drainage as well as a flat-out back-up, and a clogged drain will likely result in a backlog over multiple outlets.
- Puddles: If the drain line in your home has sprung a leak then you’re apt to have puddles of water showing up in your yard where they shouldn’t be, or even in your house in places where water has no business showing up. If you spot them, turn off the water to your house and call a plumber immediately.
- Noises: Noises can include anything out of the ordinary for your pipes: gurgling dripping, even humming or groaning noises can suggest a drain line under duress.
- Smells: Drain lines carry sewage and other waste out of your home and that sewage can have a terrible smell. If you find weird odors in strange places, or rising up from your fixtures that won’t go away no matter what you do, then a problem with your drain line may be to blame.
If you encounter a drain problem in your home, call the pros at Brooks Plumbing to make it right!