Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Kansas City have been going through 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 problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, 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 noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Kansas City expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton swabs, 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 address 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 working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can sometimes 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 washing 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 see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences altogether 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 Kansas City, call Neal Harris Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night 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.

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