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 the house a deep 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 putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to 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 household drains get 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, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on 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 little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular 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 putting things like paper towels, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately 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.

Also, what flows down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with previous 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now swimming 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 getting clogged 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 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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