It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You probably 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 problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. 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 ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food 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 For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t take care of 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 fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what drains down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from getting 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 emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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