Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Gaithersburg have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a store-bought 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 go away. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some blocks or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Gaithersburg expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you 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 previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also 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 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 clog, can avoid these issues entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Gaithersburg, call Parker Pearce Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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