Why Drain Cleaning is Important

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Philadelphia have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains? 

You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Philadelphia expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing problem. 

Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system. 

If the pipes become clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will most likely 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, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home. 

Also, what flows down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, 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 cleaning dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these issues entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water. 

For expert drain cleaning in Philadelphia, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away. 

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