If you are greeted by an uncomfortable gurgling sound after you flush the toilet, take a shower, or use your sinks, then your plumbing fixtures and pipes may need help. There are a several reasons (some simple and some not-so-simple) as to why you may hear gurgling sounds. Should these gurgling sounds occur, is important to have these problems diagnosed and fixed quickly.
The plumbing NYC experts at Kew Forest Plumbing can help you identify the cause of the gurgling sounds. We know from experience some of the issues that may be occurring within your pipes and drains. Learn how you can get these issues remedied, before the gurgling becomes a bigger issue with your plumbing.
If your sinks are draining very slowly and you hear gurgling sounds, it is quite possible you have a buildup in your pipes. This increase can be due to items such as grease, food, and even chemical based cleaning products. These items can cause gunk to build up in your pipes, reducing the air flow and slowing down the speed that your water drains. You could use store bought powders or liquids to help clear your pipes, however these products may cause more buildup to occur. It is best to have your drains cleared by an experienced plumber.
Another cause of gurgling sounds could result from problems in your sewer lines. If there you suspect a blockage in your sewer lines, the water will drain slowly. If the problem in your sewer lines is not fixed right away, it could lead a backup. If the sewer line is blocked, you may also be noticing sewerage or egg type smells coming from your drains. Have a professional look at your sewer lines straight away, as early diagnosis can stop a serious plumbing issue from occurring.
Sometimes a gurgling sound may be caused by a blocked vent pipe. This vent pipe is usually located on your roof, making it difficult to access. This vent stack pipe directly connects to the main plumbing pipes in your home and can easily become blocked due to dirt and debris. These blockages stop air from getting through the vent, forcing it back down the pipes. Due to the plumbing stack vent being on the roof it is best to call a plumbing NYC specialist.
If you are experiencing unusual sounds emanating from your plumbing pipes, it is recommended to have the problem diagnosed straight away, this can prevent sounds turning into blockages and overflow. If you are looking for plumbing experts that you can trust, contact us today at Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating, our family owned business have been serving the NY area for over 80 years.