water gurgling down a drain
March 26, 2024

Are your drains making a gurgling sound? Even if your plumbing system seems to be working otherwise, any strange sounds from your drains are a cause for alarm. Drains are a crucial component to your home’s plumbing and issues with them can lead to serious damage. 

Gurgling happens when something is obstructing water flow inside your drainpipe, creating air bubbles that should not be there. Partial clogs like this will lead to strange sounds as well as other issues that include:

  • Standing water
  • Sewer odors
  • Slow draining
  • Stains around drains

If these symptoms sound familiar to you, give our team of plumbing professionals a call. We have nearly 40 years of experience helping homeowners throughout Duncan, Fort Sill, and Lawton with a wide variety of plumbing issues, including clogged drains and more. 

What Causes a Partial Clog?

A partial clog can lead to serious blockage in your system, potentially causing flooding or permanent damage to your pipes. Several things can cause a partial clog, however the most common is when something is put down your drains that doesn’t belong there. Over time a build-up of gunk sticking to the pipe walls chokes down the flow. A few items that should never go in a drain include:

  • Grease, butter, and oils
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Paper towels and cotton balls
  • Chemical cleaners
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paint
  • Rice and pasta
  • Medications

In addition to being mindful of what you put down your drains, there are a few ways to prevent clogs in your home. One of the best prevention methods is to get annual drain cleanings from a professional plumber, like Pippin Brothers. For a limited time, we’re offering a $99 drain cleaning service that includes a camera inspection as a part of our spring promotion — that’s nearly $200 in savings! 

When to Call a Professional Plumber

If you think your s toilet is clogged, we recommend trying to use a plunger (the right way) to remove the obstruction. If a plunger doesn’t help, or if the clog is affecting multiple drains, the best course of action is to bring in an experienced professional. 

Important warning: NEVER pour commercial drain cleaners down your drain—these chemicals contain toxic fumes and can seriously damage your pipes. Plus they often only provide a temporary fix to the issue whereas professional plumbing repair will provide a long-lasting solution.

Pippin Brothers: Reliable Plumbing Solutions in the Lawton Area

We take pride in our high-quality work and have built a reputation for excellent customer service throughout our service area. Every plumbing technician on our team receives in-depth and hands-on training in order to provide effective solutions to any plumbing issue. We offer regular services 5 days a week as well as emergency service–our trucks are always fully stocked to ensure that we’re ready for anything.

Schedule drain cleaning services today. Call 580-699-5662 or contact us online for more information.