It’s springtime and homeowners in the U.S. have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why your home’s 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, eggs, 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly 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 any water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a few 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 altogether and prevent your drains from clogging 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 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem 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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