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Why Clogged Drains Should Always Be Dealt With ASAP

by Joyce Rivera

Everyone has experienced a clogged drain or two in their time, as it is a phenomenon that is virtually impossible to completely prevent. However, for those living alone or who are on the younger side of things, it can be tempting to leave a clogged drain for a while, just to see if it unclogs itself or simply because of laziness. If you live in a house big enough where you can simply use a different area and not engage the clogged drains, then sometimes that is exactly what people will do. However, clogged drains can become even more of a problem when not dealt with quickly and by a professional. Here are a few reasons why that is.

Attract Insects

Any sort of moist, dark area that is full of delicious bacteria and nutrients is going to attract insects who seem to be able to smell it from a mile away. These insects can come in all shapes and sizes, and the worst thing about them is that they can easily spread this bacteria to other areas when they land around your home. This is very unhygienic, and it can easily make you or your family sick. Don't let your home turn into a swamp when clogged drains can be easily cleared out by a plumber.

Crack The Pipes

If the source of the clog is quite heavy or thick, then leaving it alone is not going to make it go away and neither will most home-remedies such as pouring cola down the drain or trying to fish out the clog with a sturdy wire. The clog can actually get worse and start to expand which, in a confined space, is not going to end in a good result. Cracked pipes due to clogs are rarer than you might think, but they do happen, and they can turn a relatively affordable repair into a very expensive repair very quickly.


While you may be able to avoid the clogged drains themselves, you most likely will not be able to avoid the smell that comes from them. This gross, bacterial smell can permeate more and more rooms as the clog festers. Eventually, you will want to get rid of the clogged drain simply because of the smell, but by then, it might be so spread out that it can linger for days afterward. Don't let a clogged drain stink up your whole home, be proactive about it and sort out the issue as it arises. 

Reach out to a local plumber to learn more about clogged drains.


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When you want something built, who do you turn to? Okay, maybe you answered that question with a particular person's name, and that's an acceptable answer. But the answer we were really looking for was "construction contractors." This profession is full of people who can build this and that, and who can customize the things they build to meet your unique needs. Working with a construction team is like working with a bunch of people who just want to make you happy. We love that aspect of the industry, and it's something we plan on focusing on more as we write this blog.