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When to Call a Drain Cleaning Service

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Clogged drains are never fun – especially when the blockage is from invasive tree roots deep in your drain lines. This often results in having to dig up your garden to get to the problem, which is a huge mess that is unnecessary most of the time. This is when hiring a drain cleaning service will save your garden and your sanity. But when should you call a drain cleaning service?

Augers, or rooters, work when a long pipe with sharp, spinning blades are sent down your drain line to rip up and remove any obstruction that is causing the stoppage. These machines need to be handled by a trained professional to avoid further damage to your pipes and exacerbating the problem.

At the first sign of a blocked drain you should contact Art Plumbing and Air Conditioning to assess the issue and attend to the problem. If the blockage is within reach through the plumbing in your home then you will not require a rooter service. However, if the stoppage is too far down the line you will need a drain cleaning service to reach the pesky problem.

Signs of clogged drains include:

  • Slow draining water, especially in the shower, bath, or sink
  • Water that pools around the drains in your sinks, bath, or shower
  • Toilet water gurgles or bubbles when water in the sink is let out
  • Gurgling sounds in the plumbing when you run the dishwasher or washing machine
  • Sewer, rotten, or damp smells in the kitchen or bathroom
  • Puddles gathering at the base of bathroom fixtures or kitchen sinks
  • Toilets that overflow or drain slowly after flushing
  • Sewer water backing up into sinks, showers or baths

If you experience any of these issues or suspect that you may have a clogged drain, you may want to try unblocking the drains yourself before calling for service. You will need to use a plunger, remembering to block water vents, to pump water to try to push through the stoppage. If this does not work then it is absolutely crucial that you contact Art Plumbing and Air Conditioning to address the problem.

If any of these signs are occurring in your home, you should refrain from using any plumbing and call the 24-hour drain-cleaning experts at ART Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Whether it’s roots in the sewer line, flushed objects, or broken drain lines, we have an experienced technician ready to handle it for you. Not only will we clear the stoppage, we can prevent it from reoccurring. Plus, we’ll provide a FREE video inspection of your main sewer line so you can see what’s going on down there. Give us a call now, or visit to schedule an appointment online today.


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