A blockage in the drain is one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners may experience. Clogged drains can sometimes be more than just an annoying problem. Untreated, a single clog can cause serious damage to your pipes.

Even a bursting pipe can happen. It is possible to reduce problems and save money by being alert early enough. It is all about diagnosing the symptoms.

Here are 5 signs to watch out for when your drains fail

  • If there is a foul-smelling odor emanating from the toilet, bathtub, sink or shower, it could be sewage. It is most likely sewage, which cannot drain properly.
  • A clog could be occurring soon or multiple drains are slow in your house. All drains within your home are connected directly to the same sewer line. If one drain is blocked, it can affect all drains.
  • For seemingly no reason, the water level in your toilet might rise or fall. These changes in pressure are usually a sign that something is wrong.
  • If you hear gurgling from one drain, but not another, it is an indication that there is something wrong.
  • A sewer clean out can expel water either upwards or outside. A clean out is a covered, straight pipe that plumbers use for clearing a sewer line blockage. If water is rising from the sewer line, it is considered blocked.

A Word of Warning

Do not use water if there is a clog. This will only make the problem worse and cause more pressure or leaks. The right Glendale Plumber will remove the clog and prevent further problems.