Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Savannah have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You may have a store-bought 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 disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Savannah expert will help keep these little issues from building up and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.

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

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will possibly 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 may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you might know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these issues altogether 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 Savannah, call Coastal Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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