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The Problems That Come with Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are a hassle on their own, that’s for sure. We like to think of symptoms that lead up to clogged drains, but we rarely think of clogged drains as symptoms themselves. They are for certain issues on their own, and at that point, you’re going to need professional plumbing services.

Think about it. When your drains begin to clog and you’ve got standing water in your drains, sinks, and pipes, you’re begging for additional problems to arrive and cause you trouble. From leaks to mold issues, having a drain clog that exists for longer than a week or so just isn’t a good idea.

That’s why we’re going to go over some of the problems you could be experiencing as a result of your drain clog. Don’t be afraid to call our team for drain repair in Bloomington, IL if you’ve been dealing with any of the following issues.

Setting the Stage

So, let’s say you’ve been dealing with a clogged drain for a little while. Perhaps it’s in a bathroom you don’t use very often or you’ve just been on a tight budget and don’t want to call a plumber. While it’s an understandable predicament, think about what’s happening for a second. There’s likely standing water in your drain that could be contributing to a ton of issues, from mold growth to pipe corrosion, depending on what you’ve flushed down there. Your plumbing system isn’t built to withstand this kind of treatment, and we’re going to talk about why.

Mold Growth

Mold thrives in environments that are dark and damp. This seems like a perfect combination for your drain. While you might think that this is an easy problem to fix, by just flushing some vinegar down the drain, but it’s not that simple. What if your drain is clogged to the point where nothing can go past where the clog is? You’re going to need to call a plumber to deal with the drain clog first before the mold issue is addressed, since one is contributing to the other.


Our pipes are built to carry water from one location to another. In the case of our drains and sewers, they’re built sturdy enough to transport wastewater. However, when a clog occurs, standing water begins to form more often in your pipes. This water can have varying forms of acidity depending on what you’ve flushed down there or the natural pH of your water. The longer this clog sits in your drain, the longer your inner pipework is being exposed to corrosive material that could cause it to breakdown. Trust us, dealing with the clog that’s causing this will be the least expensive repair you’ll need if this problem continues. Corroding pipes are an expensive problem to fix.

Call a Plumber

The moral of the story is—call a plumber when you’re dealing with a drain clog. It doesn’t matter how long you think your drains might last with standing wastewater, it’s just not a good idea when looking to the future. If you’re trying to save money and keep your home’s plumbing system healthy, then call our team today.

Call the team at Pipeworks Inc. for quality plumbing services today!

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