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 probably have a store-bought 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 problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being serious 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 cause damage to the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, bones, 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child 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 resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, 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 totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these situations entirely 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 Cleveland, 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 just a call away.