It’s springtime and homeowners in Champaign have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep 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 disappear. 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 ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid 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 an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will probably 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 totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can also come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these situations 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. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.