It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You most likely 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 situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being serious 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 giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, eggs, and pasta 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 blocks or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, band aids, medication, 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 whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these occurrences altogether 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 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 a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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