Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

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

You may have a store-bought 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 disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get 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, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Austin expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also become 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 worse, 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 the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a minute ago is now back? 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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