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Do You Have a Drain Clog or a Sewer Clog?

When you flush the toilet or wash your hands you expect the wastewater created by these activities to disappear down the drain. But that doesn’t always happen, does it? We’ve all had days where the water refuses to drain away, leaving us trying to figure out how to resolve the issue. Sometimes a plunger and some elbow grease are enough. Other times, you need some extra help.

In those cases where it seems like your drains are really thoroughly backed-up, you will want to contact our plumbers in Bullhead City, AZ for help. They’ll be able to clear your clog and help you out if the issue lies deeper than you thought–such as with a sewer clog!

Handling Clogged Drains

When you have a clogged drain in your home, no matter where it is, you want to take care of it as soon as possible. This is especially true if you have a smaller home with only one toilet or kitchen sink!

The simplest solution isn’t always the best one, however. All too often people encounter a drain clog and reach for a store-bought drain cleaner. The reality is that these chemical solutions aren’t going to solve your problem. Drain cleaners might eat through one or two substances clogging up your drain but they won’t thoroughly clean your drains. What’s worse, these liquids can be harmful to your drain pipes and to your health.

The better solution to opt for when you have a clogged drain is to reach out to a professional plumber to address the issue. A plumber will have the tools, such as a drain snake or a hydro jet, that will effectively clean out your drains. These solutions can even prevent clogs from reoccurring for a good long while.

The only other question that you may want to determine the answer to before you schedule plumbing services is to figure out whether you have a clogged drain or a clogged sewer line. Figuring this out is important because it can help you prepare for whatever situation is to come–trust us cleaning a sewer line is a different process than cleaning your sink drain!

Is it a Drain Clog or a Sewer Clog?

These are some of the signs to watch for that will tell you when that clogged drain may have a source that is deeper than you might think.

  • You have more than one drain that is backed-up. If you have a kitchen sink drain that is clogged along with your bathroom sink, it is likely because there is a problem with your sewer line.
  • You have multiple smelly drains. One drain with a bad smell may be due to a particular substance stuck in the pipe. If you are getting a nasty smell from multiple drains though it is going to be caused by a backed-up sewer line.
  • You have drains that are consistently backing up. If you have to regularly deal with drains backing up despite using best practices and cleaning them when necessary, then the root cause may lie in your sewer.

To keep your plumbing lines flowing, contact Air Control Home Services.

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