It’s springtime and homeowners in Girard have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Girard expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you may know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a minute ago is now back? 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 becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Girard, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.