Clogged drains can be a serious problem and must be dealt with quickly. Although a minor clog can be removed with a toilet plunger and some Drano, more serious clogs will require specialized tools, otherwise you risk making the problem worse. It’s also prudent to have your plumbing checked when you have a clog to make sure there aren’t other problems that could hamper your repairs.

What Are the Dangers of Clogged Drains?

A clogged drain poses a severe health risk. Stagnated water trapped inside your sink can develop bacteria and cause offensive odors. Toilet drains are the worst offenders because they can cause sewage backup. The stagnated water is sometimes mixed with used toilet paper, septic sludge and decaying Human waste. Human waste releases higly toxic Ammonia and Methane gases and can cause serious illness if the backup isn’t dealt with in a timely manner. Worse, toilet clogs may also cause sewage backups that can cause diseases such as:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Bacterial/Parasitic infections
  • Toxic gas inhalation
  • Tetanus
  • Gastrointestinal diseases

Furthermore, if the moisture seeps into your walls, it can provide an ideal breeding ground for toxic black mold. By law, black mold removal must be professionally done, which can cost you thousands of dollars, especially if the mold has become widespread.

Drains Need Maintenance, Too

Clogged drains can also be caused by structural problems. Poor plumbing maintenance causes debris to build up over time, which causes clogs. Your problem might not even be caused by a clog. Hidden leaks can also cause clog-like symptoms. The fittings around your drain can also corrode over time, and gaskets can break or come loose. We recommend you have your drains checked at least once every year.


Vegas Plumbing has the tools and knowledge to solve your drain problems. We are a highly-rated plumbing repair company that has been providing residential and commercial services since 1959, and we are also fully licensed to operate in the Las Vegas area. Whether your drain simply needs unclogged or completely replaced, you can be sure you are getting the same first-rate service that keeps customers coming back to us for all their needs. Best of all, we stand behind our work. If something is not to your expectations, give us a call. We will make the job right for you.

24-Hour Emergency Repair Service

We also provide 24-hour emergency repair service for those sudden issues that love to sneak up on you. Even if your sink or toilet plugs up on you at 3am, give us a call, and we’ll get right on it for you, potentially saving you thousands of dollars later down the road.

Contact Us For a Free Estimate

Give us a call at (702) 647-3550 for a free on-site estimate on our top-notch plumbing services. Let Vegas Plumbing be your go-to people for all your plumbing needs.


Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Summerlin, Mt. Charleston, Boulder City, Primm, Indian Springs and other outlying areas.