If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, a clogged drain can cause additional reactions. Dirty and contaminated water (which tends to pool in blocked drains) are hotbeds for bacteria. You are much more at risk of health issues and diseases with a blocked drain in your home.
It’s no surprise that a blocked drain can become a source of musty, bad odours. Drain water tends to already be dirty when it goes down the pipe. But when it collects and sits idle due to a blockage, foul-smelling bacteria can grow.
Left too long, your clogged drain can cause water to leak into other parts of your home. This puts your home’s structural integrity at risk, warping floors and staining floors, and potentially causing hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage.