Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Fort Worth have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember 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 slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Fort Worth expert will help keep these little issues from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Also, what flows down can also come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable 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 completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Fort Worth, call Calverley Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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