Unseen Problems With Clogged Drains And Poor Drainage Systems
It’s the little things that truly make a house feel like a home. Unfortunately, one of these “little things” is a clogged drain. Regardless of if it’s the sink, the tub, or the toilet, a clogged drain is sure to cause a few headaches. But don’t be mistaken—this problem is more than just an annoyance. Do yourself and your home a favor by taking care of your “little clog” before it becomes a significant problem.
Why the Hurry?
If you have a clogged drain or poor drainage system, you may be tempted to ignore it for a while. You may think there’s no rush if it still drains, no matter how slow. Don’t make this mistake! A clogged drain can cause a variety of health and safety issues that put you and your family at risk. Take steps immediately to stay safe!
What Are the Risks of Leaving a Drain Clogged
A clogged drain produces a host of problems ranging from mild annoyances to life- threatening ones. Here are just a few of the issues that can arise from leaving a clogged drain unattended:
- Leaks (both internal and external)
- Buildup of bacteria, viruses, and allergens
- Contaminated Water
- Growth of mold and mildew
- Attraction of pests
- Irritation of the skin, eyes, and lungs
- Terrible odor
- Sewage backup
Don’t take the risk! Spores released by mold can be harmful to breathe in, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions. The buildup of bacteria and diseases also puts you at increased risk each day your drain remains clogged. Coupled with hazardous water and a smell grotesque enough to cause headaches and nausea, there are more than enough reasons to take immediate action.
But What About the Costs?
Not everyone can afford to call a plumber each time they clog the toilet. That’s understandable. But in the case of a drain that seems determined to remain clogged, consider the alternatives. If you leave the problem alone, it will only escalate. Drinking contaminated water and breathing in toxins will leave you with a hospital bill far scarier than a short plumber’s visit. The cost of fixing a massive leak and remodeling the entire room due to mold is nothing compared to a routine job. What might be a pinch to your wallet now will prevent complete destruction of your piggy bank later.
How We Can Help
Give us a call or fill out our online request form to handle your clogged drain! We’re a team of experienced professionals ready to help you whenever you need it. Servicing Oakland and the Bay Area, we are determined to fix it right every time so reach out for a free estimate on our plumbing services today!