Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Fort Myers have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Fort Myers expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, 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 quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these situations entirely 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 Fort Myers, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 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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