Plumbers 911 | Clogged Drain
16 Jan

Four signs it is time to call a Maine plumber to fix a clogged drain

Sometimes a clogged drain is easy to fix — you grab a plunger and the clog goes away. And sure, we have all heard about using baking soda and vinegar. This homemade remedy makes an awesome science experiment for the kids and occasionally will unclog a drain. 

However, some clogs are just too stubborn for you to fix. Not even the harsh chemical solution you bought at the store worked, and now you have a clogged sink, holding your kitchen or bathroom hostage.

The simplest remedy is to call a Plumbers 911 Maine and be referred to a plumbing contractor who can get your life back on track by removing the clog. 

Here are four common signs it is time to throw in the towel and call a professional plumber:

1. The plunger will not work

The plunger is probably your first go-to solution. Often it works like a charm – especially when your toilet is clogged. Do you want to put this tool in your sink? 

If you do use a plunger on your sink, remember you have to be persistent.

While a plunger can help push a bigger, but loose, item through the pipes, it will not work on built up grease or gunk, which is often the case in kitchen and bathroom sinks. In these instances, you will need a drain snake, which can cut through the buildup and get the plumbing to flow freely. 

2. You do not have a drain snake (or the drain snake fails to work)

If you do not have a drain snake, it is time to call a plumber. For those who do have a basic hand snake, there is no guarantee you will fix the clog because it could be farther down your system, where the drain snake will not reach. 

Serious grease clogs will require something stronger. Call Plumbers 911 Maine and be referred to a plumbing contractor who uses motorized equipment to cut through the deepest grease clogs. 

3. Multiple drains are clogged

When you notice one drain in the house is clogged, check the rest of the drains to see if they are clogged. If you have multiple drains clogged, you will need a professional plumber, as the problem is not a common hair ball. You have a serious clog likely deep within your pipes. 

4. You smell sewage

In the event you smell raw sewage, you likely have a break in your main sewer line. 

Call Plumbers 911 Maine immediately and stop using anything in your house such as a sink, shower, toilet, washing machine, etc. that drains water into your sewer line. 

Call Plumbers 911 Maine for a plumbing expert!

Plumbers 911 is a network of professional plumbing contractors who have undergone extensive background checks and drug testing. We can connect you to one of our affiliated contractors who employ only highly trained and highly experienced licensed plumbers. 

Stop messing around and fix the problem. Plumbers 911 can connect you to a licensed, bonded and insured plumbing contractor in Maine to get your life back on track.

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