Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Pierre have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember 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 sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, eggs, 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Pierre expert will help keep these small problems from building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can occasionally 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 washing dishes after a hearty meal 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 issues completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Pierre, call Peitz Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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