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 putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles 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 result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Waldorf expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, cotton swabs, 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 immediately 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.

Also, what goes down can also come up. Sadly, you may know this already with past incidents 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 noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now swimming 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 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 Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night 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 here for you.

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