Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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

You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should 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 most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Fort Wayne expert will help keep these little issues from building 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 paper towels, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, 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 running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these issues altogether 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 . We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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