Have you been doing repairs to your home lately? Maybe one day you woke up and suddenly you have noticed that your toilet is making this awful gurgling sound. After all the hard work and money that has gone into your home, you’re probably very frustrated. The good news is that this is a common problem and something that we can help you get to the bottom of. This problem isn’t going to be something you are going to have to live with for a long period of time. Let’s get you on the fast track to getting your quiet bathroom back!
Oftentimes, the gurgling sound you are experiencing will happen when you are doing something else inside your home such as using your washing machine or draining the bathtub. This is because water isn’t able to move through a drain properly unless the correct amount of air is able to replace it. Maybe you’ve noticed that when you hear the gurgling sound, all of the water is draining out of your toilet bowl? This is not only going to waste money each month on water bills, but if the bathroom is near your bedroom, it could keep you up at night.
You know those small pipes that stick out of your roof near your bathroom? They are there to keep those nasty sewage smells out of your home and also help to equalize the air pressure in your pipes, helping the water drain quickly from your home. Look for other signs of a blockage inside your home, such as a bathtub that drains very slowly.
If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, then all you are going to need is a snake and you can most likely come to a solution on your own. All you need to do is run your snake through your roof and into the venting system in order to retrieve whatever it is that’s blocking your system.
Keep in mind, fixing the problem does not necessarily mean that it is not going to happen again so you must figure out what caused the problem in the first place to avoid needing to snake time and time again. Most commonly the issue is caused by animals or weather conditions such as ice or snow but there are ways to keep your system clear no matter the problem you are facing.
If it comes down to it, it is never a bad idea to call a plumber. They will definitely be able to figure out the root of the problem and help you come up with ideas to stop this problem from occurring time and time again. Whether you need to block off the pipe on your roof so debris cannot fall into it, or heat the pipe because ice was the problem; there is going to be a simple solution that can keep your home running smoothly once again.