Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Orlando 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 may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get 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 avoid putting things like grease, bones, and rice 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 typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Orlando expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, band aids, cotton balls, 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 entire plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may 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 cleaning dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat 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 problem, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Orlando, 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 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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