If your sink is gurgling, there are a few things to consider. First of all, it’s important to know that Sinks gurgling is not supposed to happen. If you hear your drains gurgling, it’s because something is wrong with them.
If you hear this sound coming from one or both of your sinks, you should immediately call a professional plumber. In most cases, the problem can be easily fixed by calling a plumber and having them come out to assess the issue.
There are several reasons why your kitchen or bathroom sink may be gurgling:
You Have A Clogged Drain
This noise is caused by a partial clog in the drainpipe, most commonly in the P-trap beneath the sink. Hair, oil, soap scum, food scraps, and other trash generally cause clogs by accumulating in the trap of adhering to the inner pipe walls. Frequently, simple do-it-yourself techniques, such as a plunger (to push the obstruction past the trap), a plumber’s snake (to break up the clog), or the baking soda and vinegar procedure, can resolve partial obstructions (a safer, cheaper alternative to dissolving the blockage with liquid drain cleaners).
If you’re unable to unclog the drain, it may be time to call in a plumber with the necessary experience and professional-grade equipment.
Your Sewer Vent Is Blocked
If you are hearing gurgling sounds coming from your sink, it could be because of a blocked sewer vent pipe under your home. The vent pipe runs from your roof down into the ground, allowing air into the plumbing system below so that waste can flow freely out of your home. A blocked vent pipe can cause sewage gases to back up inside your home and cause odors or even an explosion if not addressed immediately. To fix this problem, call a plumber immediately!
You Have A Broken Pipe
If you hear a gurgling noise every time you turn on your sink’s faucet, there may be a problem with your plumbing. A broken pipe might cause water to back up and leak through the pipe’s gaps before reaching the sink. If this happens, the water will flow out of one side of the pipe while air bubbles rise up through the other side until they meet in the middle, creating a gurgling sound that increases in volume as more air enters the pipe. This problem usually occurs when something heavy falls on a pipe (such as dropping an object into garbage disposal), which can cause it to break under pressure. To fix this problem, turn off all taps and call a plumber immediately.
Reach Out to Us Today!
At Scott’s Plumbing, we want to help you avoid this situation by knowing what to look for and when to ask for help. We hope our guide is helpful in getting you familiar with these issues. If you do have a plumbing question or concern that wasn’t covered, or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (239) 288-9606. We’re more than happy to help!