It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably 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 disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. 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 result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, 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 blocks or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences 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 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 an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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