Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many 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 issue 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, you should have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Buffalo expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t address 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 running water in your home.

Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with previous 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 potato you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these issues 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 Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night 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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