Drain Troubleshooting Guide To Help Get To The Bottom Of Problems Clogging Your Household Plumbing


If you are having problems with the plumbing drains in your home, you want to find the cause of the problem and fix it before it causes damage. Sometimes, the problems may have a simple fix, and other problems need professional drain cleaning and repairs to get the drains flowing again. The following troubleshooting guide will help you find the problems with your plumbing drains to get them flowing again:

1. Determine If the Problem with Clogged Kitchen Sink Can Easily Be Solved  

The kitchen sink is one of the areas in your home where you may have problems with clogs. This is often due to grease, grime and food waste that gets caught in the trap beneath the sink. If the problem is food or objects clogging the drain, you can usually remove the trap to clear the drain and solve the problem. If the problem is further in the drain line, try using hot water and if that does not work call for professional help clearing the pipes.

2. The Bathroom Plumbing Drain Problems That May Be Deeper in Pipes and Require Professional Help

The bathroom is another area where clogged drain problems are common. Sometimes, the problem may be with traps and debris clogging the lines. You can try to use a snake or plungers to clear the clogged drains in the bathroom. If these solutions do not work, the problem is probably deeper in the plumbing system and you will want to call for professional help.

3. Issues with Appliances and Sinks That Are Not Draining Due to Clogged Plumbing Lines

The appliances in your home are also connected to plumbing drains and can have problems that go unnoticed. If you notice that appliances like washing machines and dishwashers are not draining correctly, there may be something blocking the line. Turn the appliance off and remove the drain line to see if you can clear the blockage, or if you need to call for help.

4. Sewer Lateral Pipe Problems That Cause Issues with The Drains in All of Your Household Plumbing

There are also problems with sewer lateral lines that go from your home to the main sewer system. These are lines that can be damaged due to old materials or become blocked with debris. If the main sewer line is blocked, it will cause problems with slow plumbing drains throughout your home. In addition, you can look for signs of damaged sewer lateral lines like soggy soil and the odors of raw sewage outside of your home where the pipe is buried.

These are some of the plumbing drain troubleshooting that you may want to do to find the cause of your clogged pipe problems. If you need help clearing the blockage from your drains, contact a professional drain cleaning service to clear the blockage and get your drains flowing again.


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