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Has your shower drain been backing up and causing water to pool around your ankles? Are you finding it difficult for your sink or bathtub to properly drain?

If so, then it might be time to consider professional drain cleaning services.

Clogged drains can have a variety of causes ranging from soap scum build-up, hair accumulation, grease deposits, or damage to the pipes due to improper maintenance.

Regardless of what is leading to your clogs, having them professionally treated as soon as possible is essential to help restore a safe, clean, and efficient drainage system in your home.

Read on for some easy-to-spot signs that will tell you when it’s time to call in an expert plumber for drain cleaning services!

Unusual odors coming from the drains

If you can smell a foul odor coming from your sink or bathtub drains, it may be time to call in a professional.

What are the top 5 most common causes of the bad smell?

1. Grease or oil build-up in the pipes

2. Accumulated soap scum, detergents, and hair in the drains

3. Bacterial growth caused by food particles stuck in the drain

4. An unventilated sewer system

5. Damage to the pipes due to roots or other debris blocking the drain

Drainage is slow

When drainage is slow or nonexistent, the first thing you want to do is check for an obvious blockage. However, if you can’t locate the source of the clog, or you notice that water isn’t draining at all, then it’s time to call in a professional.

Should you try using a chemical to clear the drains yourself?

No, you should never use chemical drain cleaners as they can be dangerous and often do more harm than good. Professional plumbers have the proper tools and techniques to safely clear away any clogs or debris without damaging your pipes.

Gurgling noises when water runs in the sink or tub

Gurgling noises coming from your drains could be a sign of an air leak in the system. This can cause water to become backed up and cause slow drainage. Professional plumbers are capable of locating and repairing any leaks, thus improving the efficiency of your drains.

Water rises in the shower or bathtub when other fixtures are being used

If you’re noticing that water rises in the shower or bathtub when other fixtures such as the toilet, washing machine, or dishwasher are being used, then it’s likely due to a clog somewhere in the system. Professional plumbers can help locate and clear away any debris blocking your drains so you can enjoy an efficient and reliable plumbing system.

Clogs in multiple areas of the home

If you’re noticing clogs in multiple areas of the home, it may be a sign that there is an underlying issue with your drainage system. Professional plumbers can help determine what the cause is and provide solutions to get your pipes back in top condition.

This is considered one of the most obvious symptoms of a major problem that requires a professional to fix. There’s no ambiguity here.

Unusual colors in the water – such as green, brown, yellow, or black

If you notice any strange colors in the water running through your drains, this is a sure sign that something’s wrong. These colors are usually caused by corrosion of the pipes due to excessive buildup of grease, soap scum, or hair. Professional drain cleaning services can help clear away any debris clogging up your system and restore your pipes to their original condition.

Overall, these are all signs that you should look out for and take seriously when it comes to the health of your plumbing system. If you’re experiencing any of them, don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber for drain cleaning services. Doing so will help protect the integrity of your pipes and ensure the safe and efficient functioning of your home’s plumbing system.

If you’re experiencing any of the above signs, then it’s best to call in a professional plumber for drain cleaning services. They can help ensure that your drains are clog-free and running smoothly!

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"Reasonably Priced"

Very prompt, friendly, and professional services. Matt fixed my tub and toilet and got them to drain properly! He was very thorough, explained what the problem was and what he needed to do, worked very quickly and cleaned up all the mess after he finished leaving my bathroom looking better than it did before he started! Very reasonably priced too! I will definitely be using Zippy Plumber in the future and recommend them to friends and family!
- Magda S.

"Very Nice"

I contacted Zippy Plumber to come by my house to investigate whether I had a leak (my water bill had skyrocketed but I did not notice any signs of a leak). The plumber David was very nice and knowledgeable. He was thorough in his investigation and even gave me some tips for the future. He was able to narrow down the issue to the irrigation sprinklers in the yard and luckily I did not have a leak inside the house. If I do in the future, I now have someone I can rely on! Definitely recommend!
- Katie T.

"Lovely To Work With"

We called Zippy Plumber on a Sunday and they were fast to respond and at our house within a few hours. Sean and Tyler were particularly lovely to work with and made sure to show us the issue, what they planned to do, and even taught us some things. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone and will them again for any plumbing needs!
- Sarah S.

"Great, honest company!"

We used Matt and his team to replace our hot water heater that is in the attic. They did a great job and completed the work all in one day and it was Father’s Day weekend! We appreciated their help! We also contacted them for help with a clogged kitchen drain and Matt spent 20+ minutes talking us through different methods to help unclog the drain before having a plumber come out and incur a cost that might have been unnecessary. Great, honest company!
- Abby S.

"Efficient & Professional"

I needed to replace my disposal and started looking for a local plumber last night. After reading multiple five star reviews for Zippy Plumber I decided to give them a call today. I spoke with Matt and he was able to schedule an appointment for me later that evening. Matt arrived within the appointment window and had all the supplies necessary for the repair in his truck, which saved me a trip to Home Depot! Matt was very efficient and professional. He explained the problem, went over my options for replacing the disposal, and then showed me tips to take care of my new disposal. I would definitely recommend Zippy Plumber to a friend and will call them the next time I have a plumbing issue!
- Caroline D.

"Very Pleased"

Matt and his team came out quickly, gave me a fair price, and started on the job, and cleaned up afterward. Did a great job on replacing my water main pipe, and also gave me a warranty. I highly recommend them to everyone. Friendly, professional, and easy to talk to, also a great listener to your concern that I have going on with your plumbing. And they took care of the job in a timely manner. And I usually DO NOT give reviews at all. But I was very pleased with the work they did in my yard to repair my plumbing system. Last they put my yard back together where you couldn't tell they had been out there.
- Deborah B.

"Very Skilled"

We had a water main line leak. He fixed it and helped deal with the insurance to make things work smoothly. He also came by for free to check out a minor leak issue that I was having. Matt is honest, professional, and very skilled. I would recommend him for any major plumbing project you might have.
- Shawn T.

"Very Tidy"

I cannot recommend Zippy Plumber enough! David was very professional, careful, and thorough. He walked us through everything that he did which was extremely beneficial as a first-time homeowner. He was very tidy and left the bathroom spotless. I won’t hesitate to call them again should any issues arise.
- Peter B.

"Very High Quality"

I had a problem with a busted outdoor pipe and a nonfunctioning garbage disposal. I called Zippy, and within hours Matt and his team came to help. Matt was very knowledgeable and took the appropriate time to explain his recommendations. He and his team completed the work the same day, and the work product appears to be of very high quality. I would recommend Matt and the Zippy team.
- Joey K.

"You cannot go wrong!"

Matt Firtha is the licensed, master plumber who owns Zippy Plumbing. He just left my home (on a Saturday!) after repairing our sewer line and installing an outside release valve to prevent backup in our home. Matt is an experienced, thorough, affordable, and dedicated, young man. I highly recommend Matt and Zippy Plumbing. You cannot go wrong! I would rate him 100 stars if this site allowed it.
- David T.


Matt and his awesome crew repaired a hole I had in my main drain. They were responsive in providing a quote (which was a great price!), they were very flexible in working with my schedule, and they completed the repair as described. Matt kept me up to date throughout the entire process, which I really appreciated. I cannot recommend Zippy Plumber enough!
- Christopher P.

"Highly Recommend"

We had a serious clog that caused the sewer to back up into our store. I called Matt and he was there within 30 minutes. Thanks to his high-tech equipment he was able to extract the object thus saving us tens of thousands of dollars and needing to chop up the floor to get to the problem! I highly recommend this company.
- Gerry P.

"Very Honest"

Matt was on time and very honest with me about the needed repairs. I would highly recommend using Zippy for any plumbing services needed.
- Matthew R.


Matt was great! My husband and I needed assistance right away due to a busted pipe. I told him the issue, and he was over within 30 minutes. He was pleasant and answered any questions that we had. Customer service was a 10/10!
- Ivy P.

"Friendly & Professional"

Matt was fantastic! He was able to fix my cold tub faucet in no time flat. He was friendly, professional, and helpful. I'll absolutely call them again whenever I have plumbing issue!
- Taylor H.

"Fantastic Job"

Matt and his team did a fantastic job repairing our main water line. Our house is set back about 200’ from the street with lots of clay and a small creek in between. Suffice to say, it was a varsity job that needed a real pro to carefully bore under our driveway without breaking up the concrete. Matt put together a careful plan, letting me know what he was doing every step of the way. He did it professionally and at a reasonable price. I’d highly recommend Zippy Plumber.
- Gabe S.

"Quality Service"

These folks came out super promptly on Christmas when we had a pipe burst after a big cold snap! Great, quality service and they were so sweet with my young kids. During this crazy time, I'm happy they were the ones who responded because they made such a horrendous experience as easy as possible.
- Holly M.

"100 Stars!"

Matt is the best! He got back to me in minutes and fit us in same day:) I can’t recommend him enough to anyone needing a plumber. Such a nice guy, knows what he’s doing, is affordable, and is super professional. 100 stars!
- Abby F.

"Highly Recommend"

I hired Matt (Zippy Plumber) to fix my leaking main water line a few months ago. He replaced it using a trenchless repair method. I am very happy with Matt's service, including his price, professionalism, and transparency. He also recently visited my house to help identify the source of an unrelated plumbing problem. I highly recommend Zippy Plumber.
- Steven M.

"Simply the best."

Matt is hands down the best plumber in Atlanta. He’s done work for us multiple times. He’s extremely skilled, knowledgeable, honest, and he doesn’t stop until the job is done perfectly. He follows up with you as well and is always there when you need him. I would recommend him for any major plumbing project you’re considering. Simply the best.
- Shawn T.