Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Tempe have been cleaning out 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 liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Tempe expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole 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 more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with prior experiences 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 noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Tempe, call Bob Brown Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency 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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