Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Longmont have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving their home a good 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 situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles 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 should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, eggs, and pasta 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 that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Longmont expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what drains down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you might know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Longmont, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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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