Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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

You most likely 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 issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. 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 wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some blocks or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Columbus expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, 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 completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can also come up. Sadly, you could know this already with past episodes 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a minute ago is now back? 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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