Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Jackson have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You most likely have a store-bought 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 vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Jackson expert will help keep these small problems from building up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also 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 potato you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the back-up, can avoid these issues entirely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Jackson, call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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