Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Naples have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You most likely have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, vegetable peels, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the main 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 realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Naples expert will help keep these small problems from building up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Naples, 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 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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