Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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

You probably have a store-bought 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 disappear. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical 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?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Waldorf expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

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

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with previous 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 put down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Waldorf, call A-PLUS Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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