It’s springtime and homeowners in North America have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, 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 regular drain cleaning by a local North America expert will help keep these little issues from building up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up 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 vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in North America, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.