Why Drain Cleaning is Important

It’s that time of year when 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 sticking a band-aid on the situation 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 the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to have a drain cleaning

There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you realized 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 building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe. 

Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, band aids, medication, 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home. 

Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with previous incidents 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 saw 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 see the back-up, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away. 

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