It’s that time of year when homeowners in Kingston have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember 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 problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all make mayhem for 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 kid missing some action figures or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Kingston expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato 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 clog, can avoid these occurrences 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 Kingston, call Kingston Home Services by Enercare. 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 just a call away.