Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Albany have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You most likely have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical 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 can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Albany expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can also come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also 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 rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Albany, call D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency 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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