Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Jacksonville have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably 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 troubles that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. 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 giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for 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 child missing some blocks or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Jacksonville expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

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

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve 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 running water in your home.

Also, what drains down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these issues 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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