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 appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue 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 fats, eggs, and coffee grounds 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 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 small problems from building up and turning into 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 hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you could 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 stuck 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 clogging and causing odor 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 an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.