Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Ocala expert will help keep these little issues from building up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately 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 working water in your home.

Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and saw 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 see the clog, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Ocala, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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