Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Charleston have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional 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 minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several 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, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos 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 little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Charleston expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable 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 clog, can avoid these issues completely 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 Charleston, call Pardee Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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