It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on 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 blocks or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can also come up. Sadly, you could 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 cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize 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 the U.S., call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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