June 01, 2019 by

If your dishwasher is clogged, you can always call for a Roto-Rooter drain cleaning!  And that’s a good idea because trying to work on your own major appliances can be very difficult.  The costs for the service can vary, but one thing is for certain: the longer you let the clog stay in place, and the more solidified it becomes, the more costly the drain cleaning will be.

It’s a good idea to know the early warning signs that your dishwasher is starting to clog.  That way, you can call in the experts when it will still be cheap to fix!

Four Signs Your Dishwasher Is Becoming Clogged

  1. Uncleaned dishes

Have you run your washer, only to discover that your dishes are still partially dirty?  Chances are, that means there’s a clog in the line leading to your washer.  This is something you definitely need experts for, because the clog could easily be within the wall, or in the mains beneath your home.

  1. Water backing up into other places

If you ever run your dishwasher and see water backing up into other drains, such as the sink or a nearby bathroom you should call in a plumber, pronto!  This means there’s a serious clog in the lines.  Or, if you have a septic tank, it could even mean your tank is full and needs to be cleaned immediately.

  1. Gurgling sounds when draining

One warning sign that’s easy to overlook is a gurgling sound when your dishwasher is draining at the end of a wash cycle.  This almost always means that there’s a partial clog.  That’s actually the perfect time to call in experts because the fix will be quick and cheap.

  1. Slow or limited draining

Finally, even there aren’t gurgling sounds, be aware of how quickly your dishwasher drains after it’s used.  If it drains more slowly than you remember, or if dirty water is left at the bottom, that almost always indicates there’s a clog in the lines.  Again, the longer you wait to have it looked at, the worse the clogs will become.

Have Drain Problems?  You Need Roto-Rooter Drain Cleaning!

Roto-Rooter proudly carries on the tradition of affordable high-quality plumbing and drain cleaning work, done with absolute professionalism and at affordable rates.  From a simple clogged drain to a full septic tank installation, we’re here for all your plumbing needs.  Contact us to schedule a service call!