Whether its loose hairs, food debris, or dried cleaning products, you’ll eventually have to deal with a clogged drain. You might have cleaning products or home remedies to deal with these clogs. However, you’ll eventually find a clog that resists all your efforts to unclog it. When that happens, you’ll need to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to provide professional drain cleaning services. But how do you know when you need to call in the heavy artillery?

Here are five signs you should call for professional drain cleaning:

Slow draining

An inefficient drain is the most obvious indicator that you need help. Does your washing machine still have plenty of water in it after a cycle? Do you find yourself waiting particularly long for your sink to fully drain? That means you’ve got a blockage, and you might need some professional help.

Unpleasant odors

Another noticeable, albeit more disgusting, sign of a clogged drain is the stench of sewage. When drains get clogged, anything that gets stuck down there will have the opportunity to rot somewhere you can smell it. If you live in a warmer area, the heat can make the smell even worse. If you’re smelling something nasty, it isn’t you. Call Benjamin Franklin to clean that mess out!

Fruit and drain flies

A gross side effect of having sewage smells coming from your drains is having more flies around your property. Fruit flies are fans of the sewage smell, and they can get to be a health problem if they get into your kitchen and food. Meanwhile, drain flies (also known as filter or sewer flies) use clogged, drains, septic tanks, and sewers as breeding grounds. If you see more flies you’re used to, you might have some drain problems on your property.

Strange noises

Clogged drains can make a variety of odd noises. When drains get clogged, the water may be forced to go through small spaces or change course. This can result in strange gurgling or bubbling noises from the drain.

Backed up drains

Drains that need cleaning will let you know by spitting up things that have gone down it. Nothing like having a mix of dirty water and old food coming back up to let you know there’s a problem! You can often tell something is backed up when it makes gurgling noises or there’s standing water in your sink.

Why call Benjamin Franklin to clear out my drains?

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has a long history of satisfied customers. What sets us apart are our valuable guarantees, including our repair guarantee and on-time guarantee. You can trust that not only will our plumbing technicians get the job done right, but they are also family friendly, highly trained, and drug and background-tested. Best of all, our technicians are paid by the job, not by the hour. You can be sure that our pricing will be straightforward. We are happy to prove it in writing! Just ask to see our pricing guide so that you know exactly how much everything costs. Call Benjamin Franklin today to get your drains cleaned today!