Problems with your pipes or drains can add unnecessary stress to your life. Sometimes, you can fix a minor plumbing problem yourself. However, if the issue is reoccurring or gets worse, it may be time to call a professional. Ignoring even small plumbing problems can cost you down the line. In the case of issues with pipes, you should get your pipes regularly inspected to make sure there are no unseen problems. If you’re wondering when should you call a professional to clean your pipes, here are the top signs.
Low Water Pressure
You’re trying to take a hot shower, but the pressure of the water is weak. Not only is this annoying, but it can signal a bigger problem within your pipes. One reason for low water pressure is pipe corrosion. This happens especially with old galvanized steel pipes. Over time, sediment and mineral deposits corrode your pipes and can cause leaks.
If one or more of your drains are constantly clogging, it may signal a major blockage. There are many reasons why your pipes are clogged. It can be from a buildup of grease and fat from the kitchen drain. When you pour warm, liquid grease down the drain, it ends up solidifying and clogging up your pipes. Another source is soap scum, toothpaste, and hair from the bathroom drains. If the clog is serious, a plunger is only a temporary solution. Chemical drain cleaners are too abrasive and may ruin your pipes.
If you experience black sludge coming up from any of your drains, call a professional right away. This sludge is a buildup of bacteria, personal care products, hair, and skin flakes. This could indicate that you have a major clog, and your pipes need to be cleaned. The black sludge buildup is also unsightly, smelly, and unsanitary.
Contact Roto Rooter to Clean Your Pipes Today
If you experience any of the above, it might be time to call a professional to clean your pipes. At Roto-Rooter Western Slope, we serve those in the Western Slope region of Colorado. We know how vital it is to maintain the state of your residential or commercial plumbing system. We can help inspect, diagnose, and treat minor and major pipe clogs. A professional can conduct a sewer camera inspection for reoccurring clogs and backups. Contact us today to speak with our experienced technicians and schedule an appointment.