It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Austin have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out 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 sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, 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 puzzle pieces or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Austin expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you could know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these issues 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 Austin, call Strand Brothers Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.