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 did you remember your drains?

You may 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 situation often won’t make it disappear. 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, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become 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 bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical 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?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Longmont expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, band aids, cotton swabs, 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these occurrences 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 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 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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