Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Sharonville have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep 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 putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too small 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 food and grease. 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 create chaos for 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 kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Sharonville expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.

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

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will probably 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, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized 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 see the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Sharonville, call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night 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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