5 Signs to Clean Your Drain

We use our pipes and drains every day, many times without thinking about all the work they’re doing, or the things they’re handling. Homeowners often put routine plumbing cleaning on the back burner, but something as simple as a thorough drain cleaning can make a significant difference in the lifespan and daily function of your plumbing.


Did you know that you could have your drains cleaned professionally? While this may seem like an expense you can skip out on, professional plumbers can actually save you money in the long run.

Store bought chemical drain cleaners have harsh chemicals that can damage your plumbing more than help it. And home-done cleaning jobs can often miss major areas within your drain and pipes.

A professional drain cleaning service is one of the most effective ways to clean drains and keep them clean. With the right equipment and plumbing-safe products,

Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing is able to clear out blockages and clean out grime helping to keep your plumbing flowing efficiently and freely.


If you’re wondering if you should schedule an appointment for a thorough drain cleaning, here are five clear signs to look for:

1: Slow Drains

Does it take a long time for water to drain in your sinks, tub, or shower? Slow draining is a clear sign of a clog or buildup that should be addressed before it completely blocks water from emptying down the sink.

2: Standing Water

Standing water that has pooled in your sink or shower is a result of a slow drain and a sign of a growing problem. Cleaning out the pipes can remedy this issue, and check for any potentially larger problems that could be masked by the slow drain.

3: Foul Smells

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but you shouldn’t have to deal with bad smells coming from your drain. Foul odors in your sink can be a sign of a sewage backup somewhere in your plumbing system. As soon as you notice foul smells, make sure to quickly call for drain cleaning performed by professional plumbers. Odors from a sewage blockage will only get worse as the days get warmer.

4: Noisy Pipes

Water should flow through your pipes without making a whole lot of noise. If you hear noises coming from your pipes such as banging, gurgling, bubbling, etc., you could have a problem that needs quick attention. Drain cleaning services are an effective way to identify and resolve these issues.

5: Fruit Flies

If you’re finding more and more fruit flies in your kitchen, even after you’ve put food away and cleaned up, they could be there because of food waste you can’t see. Food waste stuck in your drain can cause a build up that collects more and more residue over time, attracting pests to your sink.


Professional drain cleaning will not only take care of issues such as a slow drain, unpleasant odors or other problems, but it can provide a number of positive benefits for your home. As with most routine maintenance, regular cleaning from a professional also means you’re getting regular checkups of your plumbing system. This helps to catch any hidden problems before they become leaks, floodings or worse.

A drain cleaning service from an experienced plumber is one of safest and most effective ways to clear out drains and pipes. They will be more thorough than you could be leaving you with drains that are clear to run smoothly. Maintaining the condition of your drains and pipes can also help to extend the life of your plumbing system as a whole.

Call us today to find out more about our professional drain cleaning services, or for a free quote for the plumbing in your home.

Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing
4535 Copper Sage Street Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 433-5008