Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Memphis have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, 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 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 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, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on 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 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 little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, 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 address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from clogging 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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