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3 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning Services


Your home’s drains are out of sight, but when there’s an issue with them, they definitely won’t be out of mind. When there’s a problem, you’ll know quickly. A slow drain in the shower, a stinky kitchen sink, or some unusual noises are all signs of drain issues. 

If your drains are showing signs that they’re struggling, scheduling drain cleaning with a professional plumber will return them to tip-top shape. This service will keep your home’s plumbing working the way that it should. The major benefits include the prevention of blockages and costly repairs, the elimination of foul plumbing odors, and maintaining a safe, clean home. 

Let’s go over the signs that you need professional drain cleaning.

Slow Drainage 

One of the most common signs that your home would benefit from professional drain cleaning is slow drainage in your sinks, showers, and bathtubs. You shouldn’t have any standing water in your sinks or in the shower. This is a definite sign that there’s a buildup of grease, hair, soap scum, dirt, and a multitude of things in your drains that are obstructing the flow of water. 

If slow drains aren’t addressed, the problem can escalate quickly. As waste sticks to the walls of your home’s drain pipes, it will keep limiting the flow of water until the pipe becomes completely clogged. At that point, you’ve got the potential for a major issue and water damage. Professional drain cleaning will completely eliminate whatever is responsible for those slow, annoying drains.

Weird Noises

When your home’s drains are suffering from excessive buildup, you might be able to hear it as well as see it. You may hear gurgling or sucking noises coming from the sinks and this usually means that the blockage is fairly severe. The buildup is so bad that water is struggling to force its way past all the buildup. That’s when you’ll hear some unusual sounds. Your drains are emitting a cry for help. Give them a helping hand by calling us for drain cleaning services.

Bad Smells

Are there unusual smells in your home and you can’t pinpoint exactly where they’re coming from or what’s causing them? When you have a severe clog, all that gunk can give off some seriously stinky smells, depending on what kind of waste is causing the buildup and where it’s located. 

This is especially common with the kitchen sink drain. You’re essentially smelling the stink of rotten food. All that fat, grease, food scraps, and organic matter can congeal and sit in your drains as it decays, leading to those gross smells in your home. If you have bad smells coming out of your drain, it’s time to schedule drain cleaning services. 

Don’t suffer through the problems that clogged or backed-up drains cause. When you schedule drain cleaning with us, we’ll be in and out to keep your drains running smoothly so they’re “like new” again. This is a service that not every plumber offers, so if there’s anything fishy, smelly, or problematic with your drain or sewer, you know who to call.

Contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling for professional drain cleaning in Prosperity, SC today!

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