How to tell if plumbing vent is clogged?

How to tell if plumbing vent is clogged?

Plumbing vent pipes are designed to regulate the air pressure throughout your plumbing system. They can become clogged from a variety of things, from bird nests to rodent carcasses. Vents also provide an escape for wastewater gases and odors. Unclogging a vent pipe is difficult at best, taking preventative steps before you encounter a problem is your best course of action. The best way to start is to clear debris from around the pipe before trying to unclog it.  To remove a clog, feed the end of a garden hose down the vent and have someone watch the inside fixtures for the clog to clear.

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