Do Gurgling Drains Indicate a Bigger Issue?

If you notice a constant gurgling noise from your drains, don’t ignore it. They shouldn’t occur if your drainage system is in good working condition. In fact, this strange noise is one of the common indicators of clogs in the drain and even the main sewer line.

When this happens, get in touch with Specialized Pipe Technologies, your trusted drain cleaning company, to look into the issue. The following are reasons why gurgling drains could indicate a bigger problem:

1.  Blocked Drains

In most cases, a gurgling noise points out a clogged drain since a drainage system works on a balance of air and water. The clogging blocks the drain, forcing the air to flow over the water.

Some of the common culprits behind clogged drains include hair, soap scum, and grease build-up. If a simple cleanup can’t solve the problem, get in touch with us for professional drain cleaning.

2.  Improperly Vented Drains

Drain vents work by pushing water flow with air and are found in every fixture in your home exiting through the roof. If the vent pipe is blocked, your drains won’t function as expected. Apart from gurgling noises, some of the indicators of improperly vented drains include slow-moving water and foul odors. If this happens, reach out to us for prompt drain cleaning services.

3.  Blocked Sewer Line

The sewer line is responsible for emptying wastewater from your drains to the septic tank in your yard. If your sewer line gets blocked, you will end up with clogged, gurgling drains throughout your house. One way to tell if you have a blocked sewer line is when water backs up in the shower when you flush the toilet. This is because wastewater has nowhere else to go but back to the drain lines.

How We Address It

Gurgling drains should be taken seriously. That’s why at Specialized Pipe Technologies, we only use proven techniques to address them. We will first inspect your drain lines to assess the problem and determine whether snaking or hydro jetting is the best approach.

Drain snaking involves using an auger with a corkscrew-like coil attached at the end, making it effective for shallow clogs. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, uses highly pressurized water to break through the toughest clogs, including tree roots, grease, and other debris. These methods ensure that you won’t have to deal with clogged, gurgling drains for a long time.

At first sight of any drain issue, reach out to Specialized Pipe Technologies right away. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Specialized Pipe Technologies provides drain cleaning in Miami, FL, California, and Nevada.

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    Specialized Pipe Technologies

    For over 25 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

    Our expert pipe lining installation teams have rehabilitated more than 2 million linear feet of pipe!