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What Are the Effects of a Clogged Drain?

Nobody likes to discover a clogged drain, but unfortunately, they’re practically inevitable. It may seem tempting to just deal with a clog later, but allowing a clog to persist can lead to a variety of issues. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, our team of professional plumbers has been providing Maryland with all manner of plumbing services for decades. If you’re having an issue with a clogged drain at your home or place of business, these are some of the effects you can expect if you don’t have the clog resolved.

Clogs Will Lead to Overflow

The entire point of a drain is to take water away from an area it shouldn’t be, but if the drain is clogged, it can’t do its job. If your drain is clogged, you should definitely expect some overflow from the drain, and flooding in the area of the drain.

Clogs Can Lead to Leaks

If you have a clog somewhere in your plumbing system, failing to alleviate it could lead to leaks. Water is unable to pass through or by a clog, and so water will pool up around the clog. Depending on where exactly the drain is in your plumbing system, if it gets clogged, you could see leaks anywhere in the system.

Unpleasant Odors are Born from Clogged Drains

A clogged drain will lead to a large amount of stagnant water to gather, with nowhere to go. It won’t take long for mold, mildew, and bacteria to begin developing in stagnant water. If you’ve been smelling something bad coming from a drain, or from anywhere else in your plumbing, it probably means you have stagnant water, which of course probably means you have a clog.

Stagnant Water Will Also Lead to Pests

In addition to the growth of mold and mildew, allowing stagnant water to persist will also turn your clogged drain into a breeding ground for insects. There are lots of different bug species that will lay their eggs and mate in stagnant water, but the most common are cockroaches, drain and fruit flies, and mosquitoes.

Don’t Worry About Clogs, Get Help From an Experienced Maryland Plumber

When you have a clog in your home or business, you want to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Some people try to save a couple of bucks by working with an amateur plumber, but in most cases this will only save you money upfront. If you hire an amateur, then you can expect amateur work. This certainly applies to plumbing, but also to many other aspects of life. Whether you have a clogged drain, a busted pipe, a running toilet, or any other plumbing issue, you want to get help from someone who is licensed, insured, and possesses the experience necessary to professionally complete the job. Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating has been providing Marylanders with plumbing services for a long time. You can reach out to us online or give us a call to discuss our services at (866-531-1449).

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