It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You may have a liquid 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 small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why your home’s drains can end up 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 grease, bones, and coffee grounds 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 that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these small problems from building up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these issues altogether 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 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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