Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Sharonville have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Sharonville expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly 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 flows down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Sharonville, call Knochelmann Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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