Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Columbia have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out 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 insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. 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 harm the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, vegetable peels, 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 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 noticed that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Columbia expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify 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 working water in your home.

Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with prior experiences 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 piece of meat you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Columbia, call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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