Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Belleville have been organizing 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 may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta 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 pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Belleville expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Belleville, call D & K Heating Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem 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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