It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the U.S. have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some blocks or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the U.S. expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these occurrences 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 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 a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.
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