Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many 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 may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. 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 should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor 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 avoid putting things like oils, 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 child 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 building up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, 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 whole 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 running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can also 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 put down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these issues altogether 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 Columbia, call Midland Air Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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