5 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Your drain system is the heart of your home’s sanitation system. It allows you to shower, clean dishes, eliminate waste, and get fresh drinking water right from the tap. But what happens when your drain system isn’t working the way you need? You may need to call the plumbing professionals at Gold Star Service to schedule a drain cleaning. There are 5 telltale signs that you’re in need of a drain cleaning this year.

5 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Slow Draining Sinks and Showers

Is your sink slow to drain lately? Does your toilet have a sluggish flush? If you’re noticing these symptoms each time you run the faucet or flush, it might be a sign of a larger drain issue. Slow drains can mean clogs in the main water hookup or deep in the plumbing system of your home. It can also indicate a low water pressure issue. Either way, it’s best to call a professional to diagnose what is happening. 

Water Backup

If your bathtub or sink fills with water each time you use them, it is a sign of a clogged drain. Using harmful chemical drain cleaners isn’t the solution to a real clog issue. If you have drains in other parts of your home, or you are not observant, these backups can lead to water damage. Many times a drain in a basement or lower level goes unnoticed, so it’s best to call a professional from Gold Star to clean your drains before this happens. 

Foul Odor

Do your drains smell? If so, there may be something in there causing an issue. This can be a clog of old grease that is rotting away, or perhaps an animal stuck in the pipe. If you can smell any type of sewage, then the problem may be beyond a simple clog. No matter the reason, foul smells coming from your drain is a sign to call a professional for drain cleaning.

Toilet Overflows

Toilets clog and overflow on occasion. But if you find yourself constantly cleaning up an overflowing toilet, there is an underlying issue. If you notice especially that two toilets are clogging at once, this is a sign to call a professional for drain cleaning. Toilets have a direct line to the sewer, so if they are clogging together it means a bigger problem that should not be ignored.

Sewage Backup

In the most advanced cases of blocked drains, it can lead to sewage backup. This can present itself as puddling on your lawn as the sewage escapes the drains and leaks into the ground. This process is extremely unsanitary and the most severe sign to call a plumber. 

Why Choose Gold Star Service?

When you choose to trust your drains to Gold Star Service, you are getting the five-star treatment every time. We have many years of experience serving the entire Long Island area and service both residential and commercial properties. We ensure that all of our technicians are up to date on the latest plumbing technology so we can give you the best service possible. Here are some other reasons why you should choose Gold Star Service:

  • Transparent pricing
  • Upfront quotes with no obligation
  • Cutting edge technology and equipment
  • Fully stocked trucks
  • Licensed and insured
  • Knowledgable technicians
  • Warranties on part and labor
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

If you find yourself dealing with any of the issues mentioned above, call a professional plumber from Gold Star Service. If you are experiencing two or more of these at once, we recommend calling sooner rather than later. A small plumbing issue can easily escalate into a bigger problem. Save yourself the hassle of slow drains and backups by getting a drain cleaning with Gold Star Service today!