It is normal to hear sounds coming from your plumbing, especially when you turn on a faucet or flush the toilet. But if you start hearing gurgling sounds emanating from underneath your sink, it could be a sign of a serious problem.
The earlier you catch a plumbing problem, the easier and less expensive it will be to fix. So, if you hear gurgling coming from your sink, don’t ignore it! The team at Bienvenu Brothers is here to help you diagnose the problem and get it fixed as quickly as possible.
What Causes Gurgling Sounds in Plumbing And What Can You do About The Problem?
There are two main causes of the gurgling noise underneath your sink.
This is the commonest cause of gurgling in plumbing. When water is trying to flow through a clogged pipe, it makes gurgling noises. Clogs can be caused by many things including;
- Grease buildup
- Food particles
- Makeup pads
- Paper products
- Dental Floss
- Wet wipes
- Cotton balls
The best way to deal with a clog is to request professional plumbing service from a licensed plumbing company. They’ll send a plumber to clear it out for you. Plumbers have the tools and experience to quickly and effectively remove clogs, without damaging your pipes.
If you try to clear the clog yourself, you could end up making the problem worse. Chemical drain cleaners can corrode your pipes, and attempts to physically remove the clog could result in scratches or punctures that allow water to leak out.
If you have to clear a clog on your own, you can use a plunger or a manual drain snake, if you can. However, these may only work if the clog is not deep inside your home’s plumbing system. If it is, you’ll need the services of a professional plumber.
Always avoid chemical drain cleaners. In addition to corroding your pipes, the corrosive chemicals they contain can put your safety and that of the plumber you hire later on to resolve the problem, at risk.
Vent Pipe Blockage
Are you aware that not all the pipes crisscrossing your home carry water? Some of them are vents that allow air to enter the plumbing system and equalize the pressure inside the pipes. The drain and waste pipes in your home are connected to these vent pipes. The ventilation they provide helps push water and waste down your property’s sewer line. They also serve as outlets for smelly sewer gases.
The vent pipes in your home all lead to the main pipe that is often found on rooftops. Since this pipe is exposed to the elements, it is susceptible to blockages. When this happens, the gurgling noise you hear is a result of the blocked vent pipe.
The blockage could be caused by many things including;
- Bird nests
- Animals nests
- Dead animals
The best way to deal with a blocked vent pipe is to hire a professional plumber to clear it out for you. Plumbers know how to quickly and safely clear the blockage, without causing any harm to your home’s plumbing system.
Trying to unblock a vent pipe yourself is not recommended. The process is dangerous as it involves working at heights, and you could end up creating more problems if you’re not careful.
Let a Professional Plumber From Bienvenu Brothers Help You Fix Your Gurgling Pipes
The team at Bienvenu Brothers is here to help you with all your plumbing needs, including diagnosing and fixing gurgling pipes. We have the experience and equipment needed to quickly identify the cause of the problem and get it fixed as soon as possible.
We understand that plumbing problems can be stressful, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services. So, if you have a gurgling pipe in the middle of the night, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (504) 835-7783. We’ll send a plumber to your home right away to fix the problem and prevent further damage.