Signs You Need Your Drains Cleaned

Garbage disposal unit under sink. D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling talks about signs you need your drains cleaned in Portland OR & Vancouver WAYou rely on your drains every day to keep your plumbing working properly. But have you thought about the last time you gave them any attention? Don’t wait until you have a full-on drain clog. They can be messy and not to mention–smelly! Here are some ways to help determine if its time you have your drains cleaned by a D & F Plumber.

Slow Draining

Are you tired of waiting for your toilet to drain after flushing, or for your sink to drain after washing dishes? Slow-draining plumbing fixtures are more than just annoying, slow draining is also a sign of a clog deeper in your plumbing system.


While slow drains are a signal of a potential blockage, backups and standing water are too. If you’re noticing standing water or sewage in your shower, tub, or even washing machine, you should contact a plumber immediately. Sewage should only go down your pipes not the other way around.

Unpleasant Odors

No matter how much essential oils or candles you use, you cannot get rid of the smell of sewage. If sewage odors are coming from your drains, they shouldn’t be masked. They should be investigated. These gasses are not only hazardous to your health but they’re also a sign of a line break.

High Water Bills

Paying more than usual on your water bill? You might have a leak in your plumbing. While some leaks are obvious, others may be hidden. The only way to know for sure is to hire a professional. They may use video inspection tools to inspect your plumbing, identify issues, and make repairs.

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Pests in Your Plumbing

Pests are very clever when it comes to finding ways to enter your home. If for example, tree roots have infiltrated your sewer line, rodents and insects can use that gap to enter your home. So if you keep seeing these unwanted visitors in your home, this could signal a plumbing line break.

Experts in Drain Cleaning

Hiring a professional plumber is one of the best and safest ways to maintain your plumbing. If you’re noticing any of these problems, contact D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. We provide drain cleaning services!

Over-the-counter drain cleaning products are only short-term solutions and can actually ruin the lining of your pipes. When you have us serving your drains, we’ll locate any blockages and safely clear them using our state-of-the-art hydrojetting method.

Keeping your drains cleaned will help prevent serious and costly problems in the future, saving you both time and money. So give us a call today for expert drain cleaning!

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