It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Dallas have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big 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 cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Dallas expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with past episodes 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from becoming 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.
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