Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Fort Lauderdale have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why household drains become 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, eggs, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Fort Lauderdale expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and creating a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, kitty litter, 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 entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Fort Lauderdale, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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