Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Dallas have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Dallas expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away 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 flows down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing 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 notice the problem, 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 Dallas, call Levy & Son Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 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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