It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. 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 leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely 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 emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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