It’s that time of year when homeowners in San Antonio have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You most likely have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local San Antonio expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, 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 right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in San Antonio, call San Antonio Air Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.