It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the issue 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 it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces 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 accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench 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 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.
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