Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Saint Charles have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Saint Charles expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with past 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 noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice 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 Saint Charles, call Golden Seal Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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