Why Drain Cleaning is Important
It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, bones, 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 hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in the U.S., call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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