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Durham Drain Services

Expert Drain Repair, Cleaning and Maintenance in North Carolina 

The drains in your home are essential for keeping your plumbing system running smoothly. Even a small problem with your drain can quickly lead to a much bigger problem with your whole system. That is why it is so important to have your drains serviced regularly by a professional plumber.

If you are experiencing a problem with your drains in Durham, don't hesitate to call Total Plumbing. We offer fair pricing and honest work!

To schedule services for your drains in Durham, contact Total Plumbing today at (919) 642-1047!

Recognizing the Need for Professional Drain Repair

Your drains are working hard to keep your home sanitary and safe. Unfortunately, they can also attract pests and cause unpleasant odors to permeate your home. It is important to schedule professional service as soon as you notice any signs of trouble.

Signs that you need drain repair include:

  • Strange noises coming from your drains: If you hear a strange gurgling or growling noise coming from your drains, it might be an indication that there is a clog or foreign object stuck in the pipe.
  • Water pooling around your drains: If you notice that water is pooling around your drains, it could be a sign of a leak or a broken seal or stopper.
  • Unpleasant odors in your home: If you notice a foul smell coming from your drains, it could be an indication that there is a buildup of waste or debris in the pipes.
  • Your drains are slow to drain: Slow drains can indicate a clog or other issues.

 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

There are several signs that may indicate you need drain cleaning. If you notice any of the following issues, it's a good idea to consider cleaning your drains:

  • Slow drainage: If water is draining slowly in your sink, bathtub, shower, or toilet, it could be a sign of a partially clogged drain. The slow drainage may be accompanied by gurgling sounds as water tries to pass through the blockage.
  • Foul odors: Unpleasant smells coming from your drains can be an indication of trapped food particles, grease, hair, or other debris in the pipes. Bacteria can feed on these substances, leading to foul odors.
  • Water backing up: If you experience water backing up in your sink or bathtub when you run water in another fixture, it suggests a blockage in the main sewer line. This can also result in toilet water backing up into the bathtub or shower.
  • Multiple clogged drains: When you have several drains in your home that are clogged simultaneously, it may indicate a larger issue in your main sewer line. This is especially concerning and requires immediate attention.
  • Bubbling or gurgling sounds: Gurgling or bubbling noises in the drains can occur when air is trapped in the pipes due to blockages. These sounds may be heard when you flush the toilet or use other fixtures.
  • Recurring clogs: If you find yourself frequently dealing with clogged drains in the same fixtures, it may be a sign of a deeper issue in your plumbing system, such as tree root intrusion or pipe damage.
  • Water pooling around floor drains: If water starts to pool around floor drains, especially in basements, it could indicate a blockage or backup in the sewer line.
  • Visible debris in drains: Sometimes, you may be able to see debris, hair, or grease buildup in your drains. This is a clear sign that your pipes need cleaning.
  • Decreased water pressure: Clogs can reduce water pressure in your fixtures, making it more difficult to use them effectively.
  • Toilet flushing problems: If your toilet frequently requires multiple flushes to clear the bowl or consistently backs up, it may be a sign of a clog in the drainpipe.

If you notice any of these signs, it's a good idea to address the issue promptly to prevent more serious plumbing problems down the line. You can attempt to clear minor clogs using DIY methods or contact a professional plumber for more stubborn or recurring issues.

Choose Total Plumbing for Dependable Drain Services in Durham

At Total Plumbing, we stand behind all our work. Our team is made up of experienced, licensed, and insured professionals who are ready to help you.

Call us at (919) 642-1047 or contact us online to learn more about our drain services in Durham.

Drain Cleaning and Repair FAQs in Durham

Is DIY Drain Unclogging Safe?

While there are some DIY methods that may help with minor clogs, it's generally best to leave drain unclogging to the professionals. Using harsh chemicals or improper techniques can potentially damage your pipes and lead to more serious issues.

Recommended Frequency for Professional Drain Service

The frequency of drain service depends on several factors, such as the age of your plumbing system and the usage of your drains. As a general guideline, it's recommended to have your drains serviced at least once a year to ensure they are in good working condition.

Preventative Measures to Avoid Drain Clogs

To prevent drain clogs, you can take a few simple steps. Avoid pouring grease, oil, or food scraps down the drain, use a drain strainer to catch hair and debris, and avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.

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