It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Kansas City have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, 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 typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits 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 pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Kansas City expert will help keep these small problems from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato 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 back-up, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Kansas City, call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We are available around the clock 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 just a call away.