It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these little issues from building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will probably 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 could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Sadly, you may know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells 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 urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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