It’s that time of year when homeowners in Boise have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, 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 store-bought 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 problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Boise expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Boise, call TML Service Experts. 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 just a call away.