Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Fort Wayne have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, eggs, 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 typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Fort Wayne expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will most likely 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 may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you may know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues entirely 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 Fort Wayne, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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