Everyday household products: Cleaning drains without chemicals
Why can you hear gurgling sounds from a drain?
- Gurgling and unpleasant odours: Gurgling sounds accompanied by unpleasant odours most likely indicate a blockage. The constriction in the pipe stops the water from flowing freely and it starts to accumulate. This creates negative pressure below the blockage. Escaping air then causes these typical gurgling sounds. Use the method described above to clean the pipe before it becomes completely blocked.
- Gurgling sounds while the dishwasher is running: Don’t be alarmed if you hear gurgling sounds from your dishwasher. Water is being pumped from the machine into the syphon – and the gurgling noises are completely normal.
- Gurgling sounds on rainy days: Rainy weather can also cause gurgling sounds from a drain. Rainwater runs from the gutters on the roof into the drainage system. In this case too, the gurgling sounds are a warning: If you hear them again, it’s time to call in a plumber.