It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You most likely 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 issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues 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, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why household drains become 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 try not to throw things like oils, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common 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 accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole 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 more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a minute ago is now floating around? 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 getting 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 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 happy to help.
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