It is hard to tell where they originate, but there are a lot of plumbing myths that homeowners seem to cling onto. This is the third in a series of posts debunking some of the more common plumbing myths.
MYTH: AS LONG AS THINGS ARE GOING DOWN THE DRAIN, MY PIPES ARE NOT CLOGGED.
In reality, there are a few red flags that pop up before things stop going down the drain at all. Much like with arteries, your pipes can develop clogs without having a complete blockage. A clog is simply the buildup of material along the edges of the pipe, narrowing the amount of space for water/waste to travel through. So know the early warning signs! It is easier (and less expensive) to fix a clog early on, rather than waiting until it is a full-fledged blockage.
Is the water (or waste) draining slower than usual?
Are these gurgling or other noises that follow the flushing of a toilet or draining of a bathtub?
Is the water level in the toilet, bathtub or sink draining slowly?
Is there a bad smell that you cannot find a source for?
If you are encountering any of these things, contact us today. You likely have a clogged pipe.