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 probably have a store-bought 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 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 ruin 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 run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, 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 child 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 get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, 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 more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw 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 see the clog, can avoid these issues 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 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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