It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. 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 most likely 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 go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 rinsed down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these issues entirely and prevent your drains from clogging 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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