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, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may 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 issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being big 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 huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple 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 avoid putting things like grease, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, 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 regular drain cleaning by a local Grand Island expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, 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 realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these occurrences entirely 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. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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