Why Drain Cleaning is Important

It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains! 

You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking 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 resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning

There are many reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing problem. 

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system. 

If the pipes are clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home. 

Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these situations entirely 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 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help. 

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