Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Savannah have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense 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 the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s 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 giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual 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 create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Savannah expert will help keep these small problems from building up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also become 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 get clogged, by toys, hair, 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 right away 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 running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with past incidents 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 potato you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations entirely 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 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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