Common Drain Problems You May Experience

Are You Experiencing Drain Problems?

Drain problems can quickly worsen. So, if you’re experiencing problems with yours, it’s best to call the experts at Gold Star Service as they can quickly worsen. Here are a few things to watch out for in your home…

Repeated Clogs

If you’ve lived on your own for a while, you may have run into this type of issue. You clear a blocked drain once, and it just keeps coming back. Maybe not in the next day or two, but every couple of weeks. Recurrent clogs might be caused by things that regularly make their way down the drain (like food scraps and grease), whether intentional or not. It may also be caused by what you use to clear clogs in the first place.  Sometimes, commercial drain cleaners leave a residue that builds up over time. That buildup leads to a clog, and you use the same cleaners to clear the clog. This type of issue is a sign that there’s an issue for a professional to handle.

Foul Odors

Depending on the where it’s coming from, these sorts of drain problems could have a couple of causes.  The most obvious is that there might be something stuck in the pipes, drain, or trap. This is another type of issue that many have probably encountered. You walk past the kitchen sink and get a whiff of a particularly pungent smell. It could be that there is something still in the drain from the last time the disposal was used. If you can’t solve the problem, it may be worth having a pro come in to examine your pipes.

Low Water Pressure

If your faucet is turned to full blast and you get just a trickle, that’s low water pressure. There are several things that might cause this issue, and if the easy fix doesn’t work, it’s probably time to call in a professional. A buildup of minerals and gunk from the water on the aerator of the faucet and the showerhead may be the culprit. If you clean the aerators (usually they just unscrew from the tip of the faucet) and still have low pressure, it’s time to call in a plumber because there’s a more serious issue.

Slow or Clogged Drains

This one is obvious particularly when you pull the plug on the bathtub drain, pull the drain plug out of the kitchen sink, see the toilet continue to fill during a flush, or leave the bowl extremely slowly. If this only happens occasionally, you can probably do the work to fix the problem on your own. But, if you’ve tried to remove a clog and it’s still slow, call a plumber.

At the first sign of an drain problems, call Gold Star! We’re only a phone call away.