It’s that time of year when homeowners in West Palm Beach have been going through 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 the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical 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?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local West Palm Beach expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with past 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 big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable 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 back-up, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in West Palm Beach, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.