It’s that time of year when homeowners in Hurricane have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Hurricane expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, 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 whole plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues altogether 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 Hurricane, call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.