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 what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out 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 it’s just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks 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, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely 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 sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing 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 floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see 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. We are available anytime, day or night 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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