Not all clogs are created equal. Some are simple and temporary, but other pipe clog situations are serious problems best dealt with by plumbers. Here are several warning signs that your clog needs expert attention:
The Clog is Located Deep Your Pipes
Surface-level and drain clogs can often be fixed with a plunger and a bit of work. However, if you've tried a plunger and cleaned out your drain but still have a clog deep in your pipes, it's time for professional help.
Deep clogs can be removed with tools like drain snakes or by disassembling your pipe framework. However, these solutions are typically best left in the hands of experienced plumbers. If you don't know what you are doing with a drain snake, for example, you can easily damage your pipes or make the clog worse.
You Have Leaks or Pools
A serious pipe clog can damage your plumbing, back up water, and generally make itself known through leaks and pools of water that appear on your floor or walls. If you notice any sign of these leaks in conjunction with a clog, call in a plumber right away. Moisture damage is very serious business, and you need a professional to identify the source and fix the problem ASAP.
Frequent Clogs in One Drain
Do you have one drain that keeps clogging over and over? It could be partially filled with grease, have a valve problem or other serious issues. Contact a professional plumber and ask for an inspection or advice on how to prevent future clogs.
You have Sewer Clogs
Sewer clogs can occur on your property or near it and create a lot of backed-up water as well as a recognizable stench in your house. You probably won't be able to deal with a sewer clog on your own. Call up a professional plumber and ask if the sewer problem is being taken care of, or if you need an inspection.
You Use a Lot of Drain Cleaner
Drain cleaner can harm your pipes over time (and it isn't that great for the environment, either). Instead of turning to drain cleaner over and over, call a plumber for a safer and more effective solution.
If you have more questions about a pipe clog or aren't sure how to deal with a clog, schedule an appointment with Ragsdale today!