It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember 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 problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical 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?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few 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 entirely and prevent your drains from becoming 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.
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