It’s spring and that means many homeowners in the Niagara Region have been organizing their closets, vacuuming 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 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 vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to require 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 pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on 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 kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local the Niagara Region expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and creating a huge plumbing disaster.
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, band aids, cotton balls, 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 altogether 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 here for you.