Just beneath your floorboards and behind walls, your home is filled with drains and pipes responsible for keeping the water moving smoothly to and from your home. However, if your drains are not regularly cleaned and the pipes are ignored for too long, there is a good chance that they can become clogged. The last thing you want to worry about is trying to guess where a clog has formed and how big it might be.
However if you do find yourself faced with a situation like this, call Lovotti Air Conditioning & Heating for professional drain cleaning. If you think your pipes and drains may be getting clogged or if you’d just like to stay on top of preventative maintenance, we have the skills and tools to handle any job. Our Stockton, CA area drain technicians have access to the newest technology in the field for tracking, isolating and removing clogs no matter their size or location.
Drain Problem Symptoms
There are a few simple things you can watch for when trying to determine if your drains need professional attention.
First, look for any sign of slower draining. Clogs rarely cause a backup until they are so bad that water cannot get past them at all. However, because the trap in each drain is designed to minimize backflow, even a small clog will severely slow drainage.
Another symptom can be a toilet that doesn’t flush the way it always has. If the line is clogged or is starting to clog, even further down the pipes, there may be an issue in the toilet causing the problem. The trap could be the issue, or the pipe further down – only a pipe inspection will allow you to be sure.
Another problem that can occur is a backup of water outside. Due to how traps and drains work, water leakage can occur if a severe enough clog develops in the main sewer lines. Look for dampness around your home when it’s not raining. If you notice a strange smell anywhere in your home, it could also be because of poorly operating drains and traps.
Professional Pipe Inspection
A proper inspection does many things. To start with, it allows a professional to take a look at the condition of your drains and pipes. Clogs are not always due to foreign objects being flushed down the toilet or too much hair going down the bathtub drain. They can be due to old pipes, corroded joints or a countless other issues.
If you suspect that your drains are starting to back up or that your pipes may not be working as they once did, call Lovotti Air today. Our cutting edge technology and expert plumbing technicians have the skills and expertise needed to get the job done quickly and correctly. If you live in the Greater Stockton and Modesto, California area and you have concerns about your plumbing’s ability to drain, now is the time to call.