It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Louisville have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean 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 situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Louisville expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also 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 see the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Louisville, call Becht/Givens Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.