Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Albany have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. 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 ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are several 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 avoid putting things like fats, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical 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 found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal 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 putting things like floss, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away 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 any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may 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 cleaning dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, 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 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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