Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Louisville have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep 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 putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. 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. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need 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 run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks 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 piling up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get 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 rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you could know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a few minutes 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 getting clogged 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 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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