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When Your Drains Are Slow It's Time To Call A Plumber

by Celina Simpson

 When you have one drain in your home that takes forever to drain, you might be able to fix this problem on your own.  You can try a simple drain snake, possibly a plunger, and see if the problem resolves itself. If more than one drain in your home is going slowly, this means that you have a bigger problem.  When your main sewer line is starting to block up, this will cause drains throughout your home to release water slowly. This is a difficult problem to fix and is best left up to a plumber.  

Your Main Sewer Line

Left untreated, your main sewer line will continue to block up. Tree roots are a main cause of main sewer line blockages, and this is why it is difficult to try and fix the problem on your own. Tree roots begin accumulating in your main sewer line, and they will cause other solids that have been flushed down your toilet to create a bigger blockage. Once your system becomes completely blocked up, you will begin to see waste water and sewage start backing up into your home.

Why Chemical Drain Cleaners Don't Work

When you use a chemical drain cleaner to try and fix a slow drain, this may work temporarily, but won't be a permanent solution. If you have a small, secondary blockage close to the drain, the chemicals will work for a short time. If the real problem is your main sewer line, by the time chemical drain cleaners reach the tree roots they are diluted at best. Chemicals poured down your drains to reach the main sewer line are not going to be potent enough to tear up tree roots. 

The same is true when you use an amateur drain snake. While you may be able to take care of small blockages that are close to the drain, you won't be able to reach the tree roots that are the main problem. A professional plumber (such as one from Walters Environmental Services) will have the tools they need to chop up the roots and clearing them from your main sewer line.

If you aren't sure what is causing your drains to go slow, it's best to call in a plumber. When you ignore a small plumbing problem, it can become a big mess to clean up pretty quickly. You will save time and money if you invest in an assessment now and don't wait until you have a mess on your hands.