If you notice that your drain or pipes are making gurgling noises after using the sink or shower, it could mean the following:
- A clogged drain or vent pipe
- A damaged or collapsed pipe
Why Does My Drain or Plumbing Make a Gurgling Noise?
When the drain is clean, water and air bubbles can flow together down the drain easily. The air and water are expelled in their proper spots.
However, after prolonged use, a mixture of dirt and grease can build up in the drains and plumbing system. This buildup can result in the water draining slower than it should, which causes the air bubbles to not pass through the pipes and get expelled at the nearest vent, thus causing the gurgling noise.
Furthermore, if the gurgling noise is evident for every drain throughout your home, a severe blockage is present in the main pipe as opposed to a smaller pipe attached to the fitting drain.
Let Smith’s Plumbing Services Help You
If you are not so handy with an auger to physically unclog the areas, our licensed Bartlett plumber has a variety of effective and affordable solutions to troubleshoot and fix your gurgling drain or plumbing system. With more than a decade of experience, we understand what it takes to return peace and comfort of your home.
While there are chemical solutions available, it is imperative to avoid using them. Not only can they cause damage to your pipes, but the solutions are toxic and can negatively affect your health.