Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Cocoa have been cleaning out 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 store-bought 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 issue 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 this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with 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 get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, bones, 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 most common 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 too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you could 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 piece of meat you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? 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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