Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Denver have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You may 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 go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits 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 hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Denver expert will help keep these little issues from building up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Denver, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis 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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