It’s that time of year when homeowners in the Niagara Region have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. 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, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common 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, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local the Niagara Region expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you could know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in the Niagara Region, call Niagara Home Services by Enercare. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.