Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Clearwater have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being major 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 issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting 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 most common 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 noticed that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Clearwater expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these issues altogether 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 Clearwater, call Midway Services. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis 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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