Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Alliance 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 most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. 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 turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Alliance expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and realized 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 see the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Alliance, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.