Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Voorhees have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a liquid 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 issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, bones, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Voorhees expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Voorhees, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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