Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Knoxville have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Knoxville expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete 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 fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what flows down can also come up. Regrettably, 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 doing the dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the back-up, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Knoxville, call R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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