Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Columbus have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. 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 massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common 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 are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Columbus expert will help keep these small problems from building up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these issues entirely 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 Columbus, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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