Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

4 Signs Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned September 9, 2019

Wisconsin Rapids, Wood
4 Signs Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Drain pipes are where everything you don’t want eventually goes, and the out-of-sight-out-of-mind mentality is common, but several objects do not leave the pipes. Gunk, waste, and even mold can begin growing in the pipes, which can cause smells, noises, and possibly even damage. Trying commercial products before calling a plumber may not be the best course of action, especially if your pipes are made of plastic. Some cleaning products will dissolve through the plastic and create more issues. Follow these signs to determine if you should have your pipes cleaned.

5 Indicators to Call a Plumber About Your Drains

1. Slow Draining

PlumberPartially clogged pipes will drain if given enough time, but if the water does not move, then there is a complete blockage. Even if you can use a tool or chemical to remove the blockage, there is a good chance there are enough remnants of the clog remaining, and it will happen again. If clogs are constant factor, in your life then it’s best to call a plumber for assistance.

2. Smells

Smells can range from something slight to bad, especially if organic material is to blame. Chemicals or mold may cause the drain to smell bad, but organic materials that smell have started to rot, which not only stinks but also opens up the drain to microorganisms and fruit flies.

4. Noises

Gurgling and whistling sounds are not uncommon when pipes get clogged. These sounds appear as water and debris try to force their way past an object. This can be a sign of a clog, but it may also represent a broken or leaking pipe.

5. Backflow

This is indicated by bubbles appearing in your sink, shower, or tub and is caused by improper flow through the pipes. Water is transferred out of the home via gravity and pressure, and if something interrupts the pressure, the air is returned out of the drain.


If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms, call a plumber at Steve's Plumbing & Heating in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Serving a 50-mile radius around Wood County, they offer a 24-hour service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your plumbing is fine, you can also turn to them for heating and air conditioning installations or repairs. Schedule an appointment at (715) 421-1800 or visit them online to learn more about their clogged drain services.

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