It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember 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 sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, vegetable peels, and rice 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 typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces 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 small problems from building up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can also come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these issues entirely 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 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 a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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