Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Grand Island have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, bones, 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Grand Island expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing 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, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with previous 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now floating 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 clogging and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Grand Island, call McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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