When to Call a Plumber for Sewer Repair

Common Drain Issues That Need a Professional Plumber

Go to any hardware store in the country, and you will see a plethora of chemical drain cleaners and other such products. It makes it seem like drain cleaning is a simple DIY job. While it’s true that some clogs can move using a plunger, home drainage issues are due to a complex problem that can require the services of a professional plumber. So if you start to notice any of the following warning signs with your drains, you need to contact a professional plumber immediately for drain and sewer repair services.

Slow Drains

As a homeowner, never underestimate the seriousness of drain issues. Sometimes a clogged or slow-moving drain is a symptom of a much larger problem that can quickly escalate when not dealt with immediately. Slow drains can indicate various issues, such as the early stages of a blockage, pipes narrowed because of mineral or grease buildup, or even improper grading of the drainage system. By calling in a professional as soon as you notice slow drains, you will be able to identify the source of the problem and repair it before it escalates into a bigger problem, leading to damaged or broken pipes.

Recurring Clogs

Bathtubs, showers, and sink drains are prone to stubborn clogs due to all the hair washed down them. If you clean your hair out of your drain often, you are not removing the entire clog. When a clog returns even after you have tried to clear it, you must call in a professional, as they have the tools and knowledge to remove clogs deep in the pipe and resolve the problem entirely.

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss sewer repair, please contact Alameda's H & R Plumbing Services at (510) 256-9732 now if you live in the Alameda, CA region.