Dangers of a Clogged Drain


A clogged drain can be difficult to deal with. You could have backups with your toilet, standing water in your bathtub, or low water pressure all throughout the home. If a clog causes a pipe to leak, that could lead to water damage that could destroy the interior, exterior or foundation of your home. Aside from these and many other property risks and inconveniences a clogged drain may cause, having blocked water and sewer pipes can also be hazardous to your health.

Clogged drains and pipes are the result of an accumulation of waste water. This is what could cause potential health risks for you and your family. Therefore, it is worth considering a solution, even if the problem is just starting. The home services experts from Miranda Plumbing & Air Conditioning Services can assist with the removal of drain clogs so that you don’t have to worry about these common health risks.

Health Issues Associated With Clogged Drains & Pipes


A blocked drain can irritate or bring out existing health issues that a person may already have. For instance, those with asthma may have more frequent attacks when they are in the proximity of a clogged sewer drain. It can also cause irritation for those who are sensitive to allergies. Encountering waste water can cause skin irritation as well, and could be severe for those with sensitive skin issues.

Contaminated Water

Any time that water goes down the drain, it is already contaminated. Yet after it sits for a prolonged period due to a blocked pipe, the contamination becomes worse. A blocked toilet drain can be the most difficult to endure since the drains are breeding grounds for several types of bacteria, which can lead to disease. Even uncontaminated water can become dangerous if it is stagnant inside your water pipes. Bacteria such as Legionella starts to grow when water is idle. This can lead to Legionnaires’ Disease which causes chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath and gastrointestinal issues.

Foul Odors

It’s no secret that a blocked sewer drain will have an unpleasant smell, and that factor alone can create various health issues. But even if the odor isn’t toxic, exposure to the odor can be stressful causing feelings of anxiousness in some individuals. This can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and irritability. The issue will only get worse over time therefore it is best to have it resolved by a professional like those who work for Miranda Home Services.

How Miranda Home Services Can Help with Clogged Drains & Pipes

Miranda Plumbing & Air Conditioning Services can help with all areas of plumbing such as leak detection and drain cleaning. If you suspect that you have a clog in your pipes, a technician can inspect the system using CCTV equipment that will show them the interior of your plumbing and sewer system. This technique allows them to see exactly what is causing the poor drainage and where the clog is located.

The technician from Miranda Home Services will then take the next steps to resolving your issue which could include hydro pressure washing or cleaning out dirt, debris, and tree roots. They may also suggest the company’s monthly drain maintenance service, Bio-Clean, which prevents build-up along the walls of the drain pipes.

Contact Miranda Home Services today for more information on their drain cleaning services and how they can help get your pipes working as they should once again. Give them a call today at 855.686.2385 to learn more.

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