Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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

You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main 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 only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Roanoke expert will help keep these small problems from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much 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, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Sadly, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner 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 problem, can avoid these issues 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 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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