It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the back-up, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from clogging 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 urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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