It’s springtime and homeowners in Livermore have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Livermore expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Livermore, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.