If you've been hearing strange gurgling noises coming from your drains, you aren’t the first! Many homeowners experience this issue at some point. In most cases, it's nothing to worry about. However, there are a few reasons why your drains might be gurgling, and one of them could be a sign that there's a problem that needs to be fixed. In this blog, Delco Storm & Sewer, LLC will discuss the different causes of drain gurgling and what you can do about it.
Clogged Vent Pipe
One common reason for drain gurgling is a clogged vent pipe. The vent pipe helps to keep the air pressure in the drains balanced. When it becomes clogged, the pressure can build up and cause gurgling noises. You may be able to clear a clogged vent pipe yourself with a plunger or a plumber's snake. If you can't clear it, Delco Storm & Sewer, LLC can help!
Clogged Drain Line
Another reason for drain gurgling is a clogged drain line. This is the pipe that carries wastewater from your home to the sewer or septic system. If it becomes blocked, water can back up into your drains and cause them to gurgle. A clogged drain line can usually be fixed with a plunger or a plumber's snake. If this method doesn’t work, give us a call at (610) 615-7054.
The last reason we'll discuss is a blocked P-trap. The P-trap is a U-shaped pipe that helps to keep sewer gasses from coming back up into your home through the drains. It also traps debris so it doesn't clog the drain line. If the P-trap becomes blocked, water can back up and cause gurgling noises. If you think this is the issue, you will need to replace the P-trap.
Dealing with strange noises coming from your drains is frustrating for any homeowner, but the experts at Delco Storm & Sewer, LLC are here to help. If you need us to come take a look at your drains, give us a call at (610) 615-7054 or fill out our online contact form.