It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple 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 run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical 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’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these small problems from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you might know this already with past experiences 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 piece of meat you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells 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 urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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