Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Pierre have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 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 it’s 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 minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces 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 typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately 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 drains down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you could know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat 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 completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Pierre, call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night 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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