Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Livermore have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember 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 putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, 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’t find your favorite bracelet?) 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 too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, 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 resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous experiences 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put 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 situations 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 an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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