As a homeowner, you’ve likely become pretty handy over the years. After all, you either pay a professional or you learn to repair minor issues yourself. It’s part of being a homeowner. But, even after all this time, there are still instances which require a professional plumber. A plumbing system is complex. Some of the issues you’ll face are minor – no big deal. Occasionally, though, you’ll face a drainage clog so complex that only a professional will suffice. Here are those cases.
No Drainage at All
If your plumbing system simply refuses to drain whatsoever, it’s a sure sign that something serious has gone wrong in the system. Most often, with a drainage clog, you’ll find that your system still drains, albeit slowly, over time. But zero drainage? That’s a huge red flag.
There are numerous reasons why there may be no drainage. For instance, you may be suffering from more severe clog than normal. A large clump of food debris, paper products, or even hair can block the entire system.
A single clog in the drain is annoying, but if you’re dealing with frequent clogging in multiple systems, it’s generally a sign of a far more complex clog within your system. Most often, this is indicative of a sewer line clog. To put it plainly, the debris and water have nowhere to go. The main line is blocked up.
If you’re not quick to rectify frequent, multiple clogs, then you’re looking at numerous fixes. Your plumbing fixtures will eventually break down, as will the line, and cost you quite a bit of money.
Unexpected Water Damage
While most plumbing clogs are isolated incidents, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, you’ll find that a severe clog can cause widespread water damage throughout your home and property – not just at the fixture or pipe.
For example, if you spot noticeable puddles forming in your water – smelly, brown puddles – then chances are your plumbing problem stems from the main sewer line. A clog here could eventually lead to a leak, which in turn leads to a backup and water damage.
Any time you spot water damage, call a professional. There is not enough time to research a quick fix or DIY plumbing repairs. The problem will persist, damaging your home and leading to widespread contamination if not resolved quickly and efficiently.