Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Dayton have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Dayton expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Dayton, call Stevenson Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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