Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Wheeling have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common 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’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Wheeling expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

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

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly 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, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can also come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these issues altogether 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 Wheeling, call Comfort Masters Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem 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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