It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You most likely have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds 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 hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately 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.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the back-up, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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