Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Buffalo have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos 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 action figures or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Buffalo expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve 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 working water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with past episodes 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 piece of meat you rinsed down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Buffalo, call Sunbeam Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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