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Clogs that Need a Plumber’s Touch

We’ve all had a clogged drain at some point. For minor clogs, like a toilet clog, a plunger will typically suffice. However, while minor clogs may be able to be fixed in house, you should contact a local Eldersburg plumber for any serious clogs.

We wanted to take some time today to look at some common household clogs that require the expertise of a local Eldersburg Plumber.

Slow Drains

Have you noticed any of your drains draining slower than usual? This may sound like a small problem, but a slow drain can lead to much bigger problems down the road. A slow drain could be an indication of mineral or grease buildup in your pipes, a clog, or a faulty grading of your drainage system. If you notice any of your drains slowing down, it’s in your best interest to contact a local Eldersburg plumbing professional, and get your system looked at before the problem gets larger.

Clogs that Keep Coming Back

Clogs are like people, some of them are stubborn. Bathtub/shower drains, and bathroom sinks are very common clog spots because of all the hair that goes down them. These clogs can be terribly difficult to clean, and you’ll find that you have to keep cleaning them. Only a professional Eldersburg plumber has the tools and know-how necessary to completely remove a recurring clog.

What is that Smell?

There are a lot of rotten smells out there, but few compare to sewage. If you’re continuously smelling something foul coming from your drains then there is likely something seriously wrong. It could be the case that there is a buildup somewhere in your system, but really there is no telling what precisely is causing the smell. You may need a comprehensive drain cleaning or you may need to replace broken sewer pipes.


Having been in the business for years, we’ve seen some true flooding horror stories. Drains that are left clogged can build up continuously eventually resulting in an overflow flood. Trust us when we tell you that there is nothing worse than having your home or business covered in sewage water. If you notice any standing water in your drains then you should contact a local Eldersburg plumber immediately. A professional drain cleaning may be the only thing standing between you and inches of sewage water filling your home.

More than One Clog

One clog is bad enough, but several can be much worse. If you have multiple clogs in your system, than it likely means there is a much larger clog somewhere in the main drain system. Plungers or chemical drain cleaners won’t be able to reach this clog, the only thing that can is a professional drain cleaning.

Why Hire a Local Eldersburg Plumber?

When talking about your home’s plumbing system, it is always best to err on the side of caution. Even a tiny clog could be symptomatic of a larger problem, and large plumbing problems are typically very expensive. Take care of your plumbing problems before they grow. If you have any issues with your plumbing, or have any questions, feel free to give us a call. We’d be more than happy to help!

What Our Customers Say

"Great experience. Moved into a new home and experienced major plumbing issues (flooding) the morning after New Years. The plumber arrived that morning within the hour and relieved the issues, also provided some recommendations that benefited us in the long-run."

-Matt Lewis

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

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Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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