It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Hurricane have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor 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 giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains become 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, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main 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 get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely 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 more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these situations entirely 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. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.