It’s that time of year when homeowners in Indianapolis have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, bones, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Indianapolis expert will help keep these little issues from building up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might 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 doing the dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Indianapolis, call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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.