It’s that time of year when homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. 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, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, 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 piling up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from getting 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 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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