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 the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, vegetable peels, 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) 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 an excessive amount of 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 address 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 completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing 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 realize the clog, can avoid these situations altogether 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 Gaithersburg, call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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