Do your pipes ever clog up? Do you suspect a clog, but aren’t sure if it’s actually there? There are some signs that will let you know that you might need to take action to get your pipes running properly.

If your drains start making a lot of gurgling noises, this could be a sign that something is amiss in the pipes. The same is the case if you notice your toilet bubbling when other drains are running. Another, obvious sign is when your drain backs up. This should not happen in a normal plumbing system. Even a slow running drain is a sign that there might be a clog.

To resolve a clog, there are a few proven and true methods that you can use. A plunger is a fairly basic tool that will work on many clogs. If the clog is near the start of the drain, you also might be able to use a wire clothes hanger to pull the clog out of there. You should avoid using chemicals as much as possible, due to the damage they can do to your pipes, as well as the environment.