Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Miami have been organizing 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 bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on 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 little one missing some blocks or have you found that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Miami expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few 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 entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Miami, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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