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Dealing with plumbing issues at your Siesta Key, Florida, home is never a fun experience, but it’s something you’ll probably face at some point. Clogged drains are common, but they can quickly become major issues if not properly repaired.

Water Damage

One of the biggest concerns of a clogged drain is the damage the backed-up water can cause. If you don’t clear the clog, any water that you rinse down the drain won’t have anywhere to go. Instead of moving through the pipe, it will come back up through the drain. Water can cause a significant amount of damage in a short time, destroying drywall, flooring, wood cabinetry, and other materials used to construct your home. You could also end up with damaged furniture, electronics that don’t work, and other interior problems after a flood caused by a clogged drain.

Moisture can also lead to mold growth, which brings its own set of problems. Many people suffer from allergies to mold, so those in your home could experience congestion, sore throats, headaches, and eye irritation.

Water Contamination

As dirty water sits in a blocked drain, bacteria can quickly start to grow, leading to contamination risks. The concern is especially high when you’re dealing with a clogged toilet as the waste is full of bacteria, as is the water moving through the main line connected to the sewer. If the water overflows the toilet or sink, the bacteria will be in your home, which can cause illness and severe damage to flooring and other materials.

Pipe Damage

Leaving a clog in a drain can also lead to damage to the pipe, especially if the clog is very large. Any item causing a blockage in the pipe leads to extra pressure, which can cause the pipe to crack. Replacing a broken pipe is much more expensive than clearing a clog, so it’s worth calling a plumber to take care of the clogged drain.

Contact our plumbing team at Aqua Plumbing & Air at (941) 306-3715 for any clogged drain issues at your home.

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