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Clogged Drains Are What Nightmares Are Made Of

Clogged Drains

No homeowner wants to deal with the mess caused by a clogged drain. Unfortunately, some homeowners ignore the fact that their drains are clogged hoping that it will unclog itself, but that’s not always the case. Clogged drains often get worse over time and you may end up dealing with a drain that is completely blocked and water gushing back into your home.

10 Facts About Clogged Drains

Clogged drains can be a nightmare for homeowners – the worst part is that it can affect many areas of your home and also your health.

  1. Poor Water Quality

    Depending on the severity of the clog, bacteria may be able to breed. Once food and other waste particles form part of the clog, bacteria will start to grow even more rapidly. Dirty water can pose a health risk – not only will you need to get your drain unclogged but you may need to invest in a proper water treatment solution for your home.

  2. Odors

    When your drain has a steady stream of water, bad odors are flushed away by the water. If your drain is clogged and dries, foul-smelling odors will enter your home. Unfortunately, you can’t light a candle to make them go away – it will need to be seen to by a professional plumbing technician.

  3. Drainage

    Obviously, a clogged drain will affect how well and how fast your water drains. Every homeowner knows the fear of dealing with a clogged toilet, and if the clog is too severe the water may travel back up and out into your home.

  4. Health

    A severe clog can pose serious risks to your health – drinking dirty water can make you sick and people suffering with asthma can experience an increase in irritation. Remember that the ever-present odor will have an effect on the indoor air quality of your  home. Skin irritation is another side effect that can happen if the clog is severe enough.

  5. Leaky Pipes

    When your drains are clogged and severe blockages occur, if the water doesn’t come back into your home, it has to go elsewhere. This is often how leaks are caused in your drainage pipes. Unfortunately, leaks can damage your homes flooring and walls. Depending on the damage the leaks cause, it can be an extremely big project to fix, this is why prevention is often better than cure. Ensure that you resolve any clogs in your home as soon as possible.

  6. Structural Damage

    Along with the possibility of leaks causing damage to your home, if the water ends up pooling in the corners or near the foundation of your home, it will weaken the structural integrity. Damage or weakness to the structure of your home is a serious problem and is another reason why you should not ignore a clogged drain.

  7. Aesthetic Damage

    An increase in moisture will leave your home with a musty odor, but it can get worse. Your homes aesthetics can also be affected by clogged drains – water stains and discoloration all have an effect on how your home looks.

  8. Contaminants

    Drain clogs can have a negative impact on your health, but you need to remember to never try and resolve it yourself. Clogs are not only a breeding ground for bacterium and mold but also other dangerous contaminants that can make you extremely ill. Handling a clogged drain is not a DIY task, for your own health and safety, call in a professional plumbing technician to resolve the clog as soon as possible.

  9. Insects

    With an increase in foul odors and stagnant water. Your drain clog can become a breeding ground for not only bacteria but insects as well. When insects are plentiful you may find other critters have decided to make your home their own as there is now a constant source of food. Some insects and critters carry disease, which will have a negative impact on your health.

  10. Costly Repairs

    This is guaranteed to keep any homeowner up at night. Repairs for damaged drains or homes can be extremely costly. So, call your plumber as soon as you suspect there is a clog before the situation gets worse.

Remember, it’s safer to call a professional plumbing technician for help than to attempt to DIY the situation yourself. DIY-ing can also cause unexpected damage or more costly complications. If you ever need help to unclog your drains, contact the team at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric. Trust us – Art can fix it!

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