If things are going poorly for you, you might use the phrase “going down the drain.” That saying is a bit ironic because if water is going down the drain as it should, that means your drains are working properly! If they’re stopped up, that’s when you’ve got a problem. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few signs you can look for to know it’s time for a professional drain cleaning.


We’ve written several other posts about how to clear a clog. But what if the same drain keeps clogging – and you keep having to clear it over and over again? It may be time for a drain cleaning. But what about this scenario – multiple drains around your home seem to be periodically clogging. This could be a major red flag indicating a problem with your main sewer line. If that’s the case, you’ll want to get it checked out by a professional plumber right away! Any delay could only increase the cost of repairs.


A noticeable odor coming from a drain is an indicator of a problem. It means something is sitting in your drains and not getting flushed out as it should. It could also mean that things like mold or bacteria are growing in your drains. Any of these scenarios can lead to a bad smell. If you have a lingering odor, get it checked out!


A toilet or drain should flush straight down with little more than a “woosh” sound. If you’re hearing bubbling or gurgling, that means the water isn’t able to flow straight down like it should. This could be trapped air bubbles or other issues. It could also be an indicator your drain needs a thorough cleaning.


So technically, the drain is working. Water does eventually drain, but it’s so slow! This can be noticeable in the shower, especially if you always seem to be standing in an inch of water. The buildup of hair, soap, grease, and other products can clog your shower drain or other places in your household. The good news is that these partial clogs can be relatively easy to fix.


Ok, so what was once a slow drain is now a stopped drain. The water in your sink or tub is just sitting there and won’t drain! This can be unhealthy and unsanitary for many reasons. It can also cause major water damage to floors or walls if it overflows. Get it checked out today!


Trenchless Replacement Specialists have the experience and equipment to clean your drains properly! If you notice any of these issues, get them taken care of soon! TRS can find the problem, and even replace pipes (if necessary) without digging! You can make an appointment online, or by calling 432-580-7693.