It’s springtime and homeowners in Charleston have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably 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 problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Charleston expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, 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 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 more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you could know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 back? 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 clogging and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Charleston, call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.