Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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 household 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 this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like fats, 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) 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 get clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately 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 running water in your home.

Also, what goes down can also 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a minute ago is now floating around? 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 clogging 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 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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