Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Hillsborough have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Hillsborough expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Hillsborough, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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