3 Signs That Your Drain is Blocked

If you’re like most people, when it comes to the plumbing of your Montgomery County, PA home, you always turn to the professionals to handle any job. It always seems that out of the blue, an issue with your home’s plumbing arises, like a blocked drain in the kitchen or bathroom, and you are left scrambling for the phone to call us here at Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing to come out and handle the job.


Thankfully, we are always ready for your call as we provide 24/7 emergency plumbing service to our valued customers. Here are three signs that you drain is blocked.


Unpleasant Smell


An unpleasant, stinky odor can mean that your drain is beginning to become blocked. Yes, that foul smell that is emanating from your sink is one of the tell-tale signs that something isn’t right. The smell could be caused by things like a small rodent in a different area of the drain, or more commonly rotten food that’s been stuck in the drain.


Slow Draining Tub or Sink


This is usually going to be one of the first few signs of a problem with your drain. If the sink or tub in your home is draining slowly, the diameter of your pipe has been compressed due to a thick layer of soap and grime caused by a blockage someplace else in the pipe.


Toilet Doesn’t Flush


If you’re toilet backs up and doesn’t flush as it should, the pipe could be clogged because of too much toilet paper or items that shouldn’t be flushed blocking up the line. This can lead to a major problem as water can come out of the bowl and cause damage. The pipe can also break meaning you will need your sewer line replaced.


Regardless of the issue that is plaguing your home, when you need a plumber in Elkins Park, PA or a surrounding area, you can call our friendly team at 215-310-5945. We are available around the clock to make sure that any plumbing problem you have is taken care of at a price you can afford.