Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Houston have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You probably 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 disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run 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 bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Houston expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely 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 could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, 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 may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these issues 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 Houston, call Church Services. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem 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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