Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Champaign have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Champaign expert will help keep these small problems from building up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using too much 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 napkins, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what flows down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also 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 stuck down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, 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 Champaign, call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 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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