It’s that time of year when homeowners in Nashville have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean 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 sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Nashville expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations entirely 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 Nashville, call Donelson Air Service Experts. We are available around the clock 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 just a call away.