You don’t want to hear any unusual sounds coming from your drains. Something like a banging or gurgling noise indicates you need to have professional plumbing repair done before a growing, unseen problem turn into a large, visible (and probably messy) problem.
A gurgling drain can mean a number of different issues in your plumbing, and all of them require professional attention. Air Mechanical, Inc. offers comprehensive plumbing work that can take care of clogged or broken pipes, drain repair, and drain cleaning. We can solve whatever problem has developed with your plumbing system in Mounds View, MN.
The reasons for gurgling drains
That sound you hear coming from your drains is gas bubbles released into the water you have just poured down the sink. Most of the time, the gas is air trapped in a clog, and the air is getting into the water sitting on top of the clog.
These clogs can come from numerous sources. It might be a recent clog due to a piece of food jammed into the sink. More likely, however, the clog is a build-up of grease, oil, fat, and other food deposits that have developed along the inside of the pipe walls until it threatens to close off the drainpipe entirely. Removing this sort of heavy clog often requires the work of a hydro-jetter, a professional plumber’s tool that blasts a concentrated high pressure stream of hot water along the pipe. Hydro-jetters not only blast through clogs, they completely clean out the interior of the pipe.
An even more serious reason for a clog causing gurgling is damage to the sewer line. If the sewer line breaks or becomes blocked, it will start creating sewage back-ups in the drains. Air and other gas escaping from the sewage will create gurgling as it works up through water. Sewer line repairs are large tasks that need professionals to access the pipes and repair them.
There’s another reason for gurgling: blocked vent pipes. Vent pipes attached to your drainpipes allow the safe escape of sewer gas, usually near the roof of your house. They can become blocked because of dirt or animal nests, allowing sewer gas to push up into your drain pipes. Don’t try to go up on the roof to fix this! You need the work of professionals.
Heed the warnings
Although a gurgling drain usually indicates a problem, at least it gives you a warning before the serious trouble starts. Take advantage of this warning to call for professional plumbing in Mounds View, MN. Air Mechanical, Inc. is standing by to assist you, all hours of the day, every day of the week.