What To Know About Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are a common plumbing issue. In many cases, you can deal with a clogged drain using at-home products. However, a plumber is needed to deal with stubborn clogged drains in other cases. There are numerous reasons why your drains may be clogged, and addressing these blockages may require professional know-how and equipment. If you are struggling with a clogged drain that just won't budge, here are three things you need to know.

What May Be Causing The Clog

The first thing you should know about clogged drains is what may be causing them. There are many possible culprits for clogged drains. Food, hair, soap scum, feminine products, tissues, and other household items that don't belong in your plumbing system are often the reasons for household clogs. Your drains may also be blocked due to tree roots, mineral buildup, and other debris. Professional plumbing services can diagnose the cause of your blocked drains and get them back into working order. 

When A Clogged Drain Is An Emergency

While clogged drains are something most households deal with occasionally, some signs indicate that a backed-up drain is a symptom of a bigger plumbing problem. In these instances, you'll need to seek emergency plumbing services as soon as possible. For example, a sewer drain clog can lead to clogged drains throughout your home. If you're dealing with multiple drain clogs and notice a foul smell emanating from your plumbing, you likely need emergency plumbing services. You don't want raw sewage to enter your home, which is possible when there are issues with your main sewer line.

How Much You'll Pay To Fix Them

How much you pay a plumber to fix your clogged drains depends on what's causing the clog. Clearing a clogged drain will set you back $130 to $180. However, if your sewer line is clogged, you may be looking at plumbing services that range from $100 to $800. You'll also pay more if emergency plumbing services are required to deal with your clogged drains. Any after-hours or weekend plumbing services usually mean higher rates. 

If you are dealing with clogged drains, here are three things you need to know. First, many culprits may be responsible for your blocked drains. Second, knowing when a clogged drain is an emergency is crucial. Finally, you'll want to consider how much you'll pay for plumbing services if you have a clogged drain that you cannot deal with on your own.   

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