Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Richmond have been cleaning out 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 issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that appear minor 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 result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and rice 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Richmond expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in 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 putting things like floss, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, 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 serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, 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 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 problem, can avoid these situations entirely 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 Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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