Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in West Palm Beach have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small 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 complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual 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, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, 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 regular 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 an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, 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, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can also come up. Sadly, you could know this already with previous 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 clogging 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 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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