It’s that time of year when homeowners in Elkhart have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning 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 the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains get 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 bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, 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 realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Elkhart expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and creating a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, 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, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you may 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 put down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? 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 odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Elkhart, call BW/Cook Service Experts. 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 happy to help.