Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Gainesville have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and fruit seeds or pits 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 child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Gainesville expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? 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 getting clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Gainesville, 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 here for you.

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