Why Are My Drains Gurgling?

When you turn on a faucet and let some water run down your sink, does it sound like there is a monster living in your drains? That gurgling noise that you hear is actually quite common, and it is often the sign of a plumbing problem. In order to help you figure out the cause, today we’re going to answer the question, “Why are my drains gurgling?”

Why do drains gurgle?

Certain plumbing problems (see below) can cause air to get trapped in your drain pipes. When you turn on the faucet and let some water down the drain, that air escapes up through the water and creates a gurgling sound along the way.

Why are my drains gurgling?

Some of the most common problems that can cause drains to gurgle include:

What should I do if my drains are gurgling?
Gurgling drains should never be ignored. That’s because they are almost always an indication of some kind of problem with your home’s plumbing system. Your best bet is to contact a Bay Area plumber like Cabrillo that can find and fix the problem and eliminate the gurgling noises from your drains.

If you have any questions about why your drains are gurgling, or if you’d like a plumbing system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor.

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