Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Calgary have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, eggs, 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 most common 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’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Calgary expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

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

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Calgary, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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