It’s that time of year when homeowners in Ocala have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles 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, it’s recommended that you 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 problem is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get 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 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Ocala expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using too much 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 most likely 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 totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 put 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 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 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.