It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out 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 liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably 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 dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put 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 a stench 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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