It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta 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 that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately 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 any water in your home.
Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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