It’s that time of year when homeowners in Fort Lauderdale have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping 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 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 result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Fort Lauderdale expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with past 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 potato you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.