Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Memphis have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, 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 sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. 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 turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, vegetable peels, and pasta 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 that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Memphis expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what flows down can also come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Memphis, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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