Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Boise have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues 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 cause damage to the entire system and leave you with 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 get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, eggs, 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 that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed 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 become clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of 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 flows down can sometimes 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these issues entirely 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 around the clock 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.

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