Why is My Drain Gurgling?

After you run the water in your sink or shower, do you notice that not only is the water taking a while to drain, but it makes a gurgling noise as it does? There’s typically one main reason why your drain is making such a weird noise.

Why is My Drain Gurgling?

Nine times out of ten, your drain is gurgling because there is something stuck in your plumbing. Whether this is a clump of hair or soap scum or one of the kid’s toys that fell down the drain, you probably have a clog.

So How Do I Stop the Gurgling?

The only way you’ll stop the drain from gurgling is by clearing the clog. But before you go grabbing your plunger, you have to figure out if the clog is just a small blockage or a bigger issue with your sewer line.

How to Tell:

It’s Probably a Clog If:

  • The gurgling is confined to one fixture, such as only your sink or only your toilet.
  • You don’t notice any strange smell is coming from the drain.

It Might Be an Issue with Your Sewer Line If:

  • Water is backing up in multiple fixtures of your house — for example, your sink backing up when you flush your toilet.
  • You notice a sewage type of smell coming from the drain.

What To Do Next

If it’s a simple clog, you should be able to use the correct plunger to remove it. Whatever you do, do not use chemical drain cleaners as these are harmful to your pipes and your health should you breathe in the fumes.

To get the most out of your drain and sewer system in Orlando, Kissimmee, Celebration, or another surrounding town, you need to contact the skilled and highly trained professional plumbers at Ace Solves It All. You can count on our professionals to install, repair or service your drain and sewer system. For more information on our plumbing services or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.​

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