Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Nashville have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You probably have a store-bought 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 disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, 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 oils, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Nashville expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much 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 probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal 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 see 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 awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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