Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Cleveland have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Cleveland expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations altogether 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 Cleveland, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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