Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Saint Charles have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You may have a liquid 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 go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor 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 turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s 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, bones, and fruit seeds or pits 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces 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 get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

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

Don’t forget, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put 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 Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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