Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Cocoa have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Cocoa expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, 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 right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues completely 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 Cocoa, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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