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 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 sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. 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 a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, 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’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Miami expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing 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 most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your complete 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 worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from clogging 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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