Why You Should Never Ignore Clogged Drains

The Top Reasons Not to Ignore a Clogged Drain

A clogged drain can seem like a minor issue to many individuals—or, at least, not something that will have them rushing to the plumber. However, this isn’t a good perspective. While a clogged drain may only be a mild inconvenience at first, the longer you put off repairs, the more likely it is to develop into serious damage.

There are several consequences of neglecting clog repair—here’s a few of them.

Poor Drainage

This is probably obvious, but it’s certainly worth stressing. When water has trouble passing through pipes, water pressure will slow, and wastewater can back up. 

Susceptibility to Leaks

Whenever you have clogs in your pipeline, there’s added pressure due to the water becoming trapped. However, this water is going to have to go somewhere. This can lead to a leak in your pipeline, as the water pressure becomes too much for the pipe to handle. 

Leaks are a serious issue. They can damage the interior of your property, including stains, flooding, and warping. Plus, fixing a leak is a far more serious repair compared to clog repairs. It’s best to intervene before a leak can develop.

Dirty Water

The longer you leave a clog unattended, the more time harmful bacteria have to grow and get into your water. Infected water is a serious health hazard and can stain appliances if left standing for extended periods. 

Damage to Infrastructure

If water overflows due to a clog, serious damage can be done to your property’s infrastructure. If a leak has formed as a result of the clog, the situation becomes more severe. If water seeps into the walls, ceiling, or flooring, you’ll be faced with mold, cracks, and unwanted repairs. 

Are you dealing with a stubborn clog on your property? Don’t neglect repairs—the longer you wait, the more difficult and expensive the repair job will become. If you’re in the Fort Worth area, you have the clog experts at Hawk Plumbing on your side. Contact us today to get started. 

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