Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Albany have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos 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 child missing some blocks or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Albany expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating 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, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can also come up. Sadly, you could 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 washing dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Albany, call Roland J. Down Service Experts . We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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