It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Canada have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You may have a store-bought 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 issues that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. 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 harm the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Canada expert will help keep these small problems from building up and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can sometimes come up. Sadly, 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 doing the dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Canada, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.
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