Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Jacksonville have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some blocks or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Jacksonville expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Jacksonville, call Air Engineers Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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