It’s that time of year when homeowners in Austin 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 most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is 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. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, and rice 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 kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular 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 get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away 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. Unfortunately, you may know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging 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 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.