It’s that time of year when homeowners in Elkhart have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, 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 bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Elkhart expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire 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 more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with past incidents 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 realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these issues completely 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 Elkhart, call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.