It’s that time of year when homeowners in Orlando have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep 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 sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household 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 don’t put things like grease, eggs, 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 noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Orlando expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, 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 around the clock 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.