Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Indianapolis have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep 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 sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. 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 result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Indianapolis expert will help keep these small problems from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up 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 get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you might know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato 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 clog, can avoid these issues 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. We are available around the clock 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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