Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Canada have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Canada expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these occurrences altogether 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 Canada, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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