Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Fort Worth have been cleaning out 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 probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles 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 cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue 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 food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some blocks or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Fort Worth expert will help keep these little issues from building up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also get 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, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away 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 any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Sadly, you may know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing 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 back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged 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 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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