Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Ravenna have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem 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 result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Ravenna expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, 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 whole plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Ravenna, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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