Causes Of Slow-Moving Drains

You probably don't even think about your home's plumbing system until you experience a problem. A common problem people experience is slow-moving drains. When one or more drains move slowly, you have a problem and will need plumbing repairs. You can contact a local plumber to get to the bottom of the issue, and they will likely find that it's due to one of the following problems.

Clogged drain

The first thing to consider is the number of drains affected by the clog. If you have one drain that is moving slowly, it's likely due to a clog somewhere in the drainpipe tied to that drain. For example, if your bathtub won't drain or is moving slowly, there is likely something trapped inside the drainpipe attached to that bathtub. Therefore, a plumber will examine the fixture that has the slow-moving drain if only one drain won't work properly. On the other hand, a plumber will examine other things if every drain is moving slowly.

Clogged sewer line

When every drain moves slowly, the problem could be one of two things. The first thing is a clogged sewer line. All the water you use in your home drains to one pipe: the main sewer line. This line goes from your home to your septic system. However, it can't work properly if it has a clog. Therefore, the plumber will examine this pipe with various forms of technology to determine if there is a clog. They'll also determine where the clog is in the line.

Full septic tank

The other thing that can lead to slow-moving drains is a full septic tank. If you notice that every drain moves slower than usual, it could be due to a full tank. When the tank fills up over time, it reaches the point where it can't hold any more liquids or solids. Therefore, the water from your plumbing fixtures has nowhere to go. If it can't enter the tank, it might come up into your home. A plumber can determine if this is the cause. If so, you'll need to call for septic tank services. 

Contact a plumber for services

Slow-moving drains occur for several reasons, as you can see. If you have one or more, you will need to hire a plumbing repair company. A plumber will examine your system to determine the cause. After diagnosing it, they'll fix it for you, leaving you with a properly working plumbing system.

Contact a company like Curry Plumbing, Septic & Sewer to learn more.