Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Roanoke have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are many 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 start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, 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 pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Roanoke expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole 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 more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with prior 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 noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Roanoke, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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