Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Kingston have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving their home a good 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 putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child 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 resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

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, kitty litter, cotton swabs, 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 whole 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 severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you could know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning 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 a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Kingston, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock 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 just a call away.

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