It’s spring and that means many homeowners in La Porte have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, bones, 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 little one missing some action figures or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local La Porte expert will help keep these little issues from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away 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 working water in your home.
Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in La Porte, call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.