Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Denver have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably 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 troubles that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. 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 result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, vegetable peels, and rice 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 child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Denver expert will help keep these small problems 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 depositing things like floss, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably 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, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can sometimes 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 a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench 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 an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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