Do you know how to tell if you have a clog in your pipes? The one thing that is an obvious sign to most people is when a pipe drains slowly. However, there are other things you can be on the lookout for that will help you address the situation before it is to the point where you need to contact a plumber.
If your water goes down the drain with a lot of gurgling noises, that could be a sign of a clog. You should try to plunge your drain carefully to see if that makes the noise go away.
If your toilet starts bubbling when water goes down other drains in the home, that is also a sign of a clog, since air is being displaced through the most accessible exit.
When you suspect a plug, using a plunger or snaking the drain are your best options. Drain chemicals can damage pipes and they are bad for the environment, so it is best to avoid them.