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Do You Need Pre-Holiday Drain Cleaning?

As you prepare your home to host friends and family members for holiday celebrations, it’s important that your plumbing system is ready to meet increased demand. Whether you’re having relatives stay at your home for an extended period, or you just plan on hosting a one-night holiday party, your sinks, toilets, and showers will all be used more frequently during the holiday season. If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to schedule professional drain cleaning before your guests arrive.

Slow Drainage

When your drains are in full working order, water and waste materials should pass through them as soon as they make contact. If you notice that it takes your tubs, showers, and sinks longer to drain than usual, you likely have a clog somewhere in the line. If you notice slow drainage in only one area of your home, the issue is probably isolated, but if every plumbing appliance in your home drains slowly, you probably have a widespread issue.

Foul Odors

If the clog in one of your drains becomes too large, water won’t be able to pass through. Additionally, food debris and other materials that you want to be whisked away to your septic tank can’t pass through, which not only makes the clog worse but also creates some foul odors that are inconvenient and embarrassing. Stagnant water, decaying food, and other debris that builds up in your drains all emit strong odors. If you notice a stench around your plumbing appliances, you likely have a clogged drain.

Strange Sounds

After you flush your toilet, use a sink, or take a shower or bath, take a moment to listen for any strange sounds. When a drain is clogged, you’ll notice gurgling sounds that result from water trying to pass through restricted spaces. You can also look at your toilet after you flush it, as the gurgling that comes from the drains typically creates bubbles in the water that fills your bowl.

The Presence of Pests

Fruit flies and other pests are drawn to the decaying food and debris that lead to drain clogs. With this in mind, if you notice that the areas around your sinks, especially the kitchen, are filled with gnats and fruit flies, you probably have a blockage in your drains. These pests are attracted to the food that’s rotting away in the lines that carry debris away from your sinks, and the most effective way to get rid of them is to have the drain removed by a professional.

You certainly don’t want to deal with any of these issues while celebrating the holiday season with your friends and family members. With that in mind, our team of professionally licensed plumbers is here to help you. Contact Choice Plumbing USA today to schedule drain cleaning for your El Paso, TX home.