Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Richmond have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out 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 putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains can end up 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, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on 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 kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Richmond expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating 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 putting things like floss, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will probably 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 worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck 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 situations altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Richmond, call Eveready Service Experts . We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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