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Are Your Drains Causing Trouble?

Drains are vital to our home, but for such an important piece of plumbing equipment, we pay very little attention to them throughout our lifetimes. We completely understand, drain systems aren’t as flashy as a car or a television, so there’s a lot less of a draw to think about your drain. But life would just not be the same without it!

Today, we’d like to talk about your drains. Specifically, we want to bring up the state of your drainage system. Is it constantly clogging? Do you get foul odors coming from it? Or perhaps it’s starting to rust or age due to some old materials that need to be replaced? This is the blog post where we will be talking about these subjects in great detail. Just remember to call us for drain repair in Bloomington, IL if you run into any problems!

Constant Clogs

A constantly clogging drain is going to cause some serious problems for your home. The makeup of a clog depends on the materials that are flushed down it. Bathroom clogs can be caused by hair and soap, as well as other products being flushed down the drain.

You might not need your pipes replaced if you’re dealing with constant drain clogs, but you should definitely invest in a more long-term solution. Our drain cleaning services are designed to be as affordable as possible, so you can avoid dealing with clogs without too much of a cost.

Rusting or Corrosion

Are you noticing spots of rust on the inside of your drain, or areas where corrosion is visible? This is not good, and it’s a sign of rapidly aging pipes that need to be replaced. Once a pipe starts corroding, it’s only a matter of time before it starts to leak since the material is going to get weaker and weaker.

Foul Odors

Drains are designed to block out foul odors through the use of a P-trap. This is the little squiggle you see where you drain sits under your sink. It allows for water to pool at the bottom which blocks the travel of foul gases that contain odors.

If you’re noticing odors come from your drain, then there might be something seriously wrong with it. The P-trap could be ruined and you might need the whole section replaced.

Or, Perhaps Your Drains Are Fine!

Some homeowners might look at these categories and not see any resemblance to their own drains. Great! If your drains are in good shape then we want to start by saying congratulations! Continue to take good care of your drains and hopefully they’ll return the favor by not getting clogged up or requiring any service.

However, if you’re more unsure as to what’s wrong with your drain, why not invest in video pipe inspection services? We’ll lower an auger into your drain with a camera on the end to visibly see the inside of the drain. If it looks good, then you’re all set!

Interested in our drain cleaning, pipe replacement, or video pipe inspection services? Then call Pipeworks Inc.

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