Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Austin have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Austin expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton balls, 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 total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these issues entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Austin, call Strand Brothers Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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