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 the house a deep 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 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 disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant 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 problem 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 turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put 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 hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized 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 disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting 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 more serious, 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 experiences 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these situations 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 Clearwater, call Midway Services. We are available anytime, day or night 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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