It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, 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 small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical 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 are clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably 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 could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells 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 around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.
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