Signs It’s Time for a Drain Cleaning
posted on October 23, 2021

Drains are among the most used, yet most neglected, components of your home’s plumbing system. Used each time you wash your hands, do the dishes, take a shower, or wash a load of laundry, these workhorses deserve proper maintenance. In fact, keeping up with your drains is essential to avoid future plumbing issues. 

Here are some signs that it might be time for you to clean your drains.

1. Slow Draining

One of the most common signs of a clogged drain is slow draining. After a while, excess materials flushed down your home’s drains can slowly build up, causing slower draining and ultimately leading to clogging. If you notice one or more of your drains working much slower than usual, it’s time to schedule a cleaning. 

2. Gurgling Sounds

If you notice gurgling or any other abnormal sounds coming from your drains, you may have an air issue or build up that should be checked out immediately to avoid further damage. Gurgling sounds can indicate lack of airflow in your drains, causing an inability to pull down any excess fluid or materials. Clogged drains can also gurgle as liquid bypasses a solid mass.

3. Mysterious Odors

Mysterious odors are another tell-tale sign of clogged drains that need a cleaning. Because drains are used to wash down excess materials like food, soap, hair, and more, they can become clogged with a mass of all these materials—resulting in some awful odors. If you notice an odd smell coming from your bathroom or kitchen, it might be your drains. 

Schedule a Drain Cleaning Today

Whether your drains aren’t working as fast as they should or you just can’t eliminate that mysterious smell, having your drains cleaned can likely help. Here at Efficient Plumbing, we’ve been professionally cleaning Littleton area drains for years. If you’re looking to schedule your next drain cleaning, contact us today for help.