Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Rochester have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run 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 bathtubs, showers, 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 action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Rochester expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like hair, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, 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 Rochester, call Strogen's Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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