It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You probably 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 issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some blocks or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, 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 entire plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now floating 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 getting clogged 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 emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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