Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in La Porte have been going through their closets, vacuuming 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 putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. 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 issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains become 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, 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 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 found that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local La Porte expert will help keep these small problems from piling 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 balls, 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, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what flows down can also come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged 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. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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