Drains clog even with many gallons of water flowing through them every day. Clogs are made of shampoo and detergent residues along with grease and oils from washing dishes, dirt and grime from your hands, and especially hair in the bathroom sinks. Clogs are made of bacteria that grow in the pipes after sludge is rinsed down the sink. The sludge sticks on the insides of the pipes, and bacteria feed on this. Clogs have bacterial properties and oil build up that melds into a blockage that prevents water from flowing.
Symptoms of a Clogged Drain
Water Not Draining
If your sink, tub, or shower is standing with water that is not draining properly, this is the first sign that your drain pipe is suffering from a drain clog. If you don’t find water spewing from a broken pipe, then the problem is most likely a clogged drain pipe. If you pour boiling water into the sink, and it does not clear the drain clog, be sure to call Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling to unclog your clogged drain.
If your sink has a case of bad breath, there could be a drain clog hiding in the pipes. If you smell this foul odor, call Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling to come check it out. A foul smell originating from the drain is a symptom of a drain clog. If you don’t have it checked out, the clog will worsen, and it will eventually totally block the flow of water causing a bigger mess.
Opening up a clogged drain can be a costly experiment if you decide to make it a DIY project. Instead of causing a bigger mess, call on Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling to fix this problem. Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are trained Master Plumbers who are able to get your water flowing freely again by destroying the drain clog.