Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Wheeling 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 probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s 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 problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s 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 oils, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Wheeling expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

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

If the pipes become clogged, by food, 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 worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing 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 realize the clog, can avoid these situations entirely 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 Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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