It’s that time of year when homeowners in Edmonton have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious 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 harm the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds 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 typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Edmonton expert will help keep these little issues from building up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will most likely 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 may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Edmonton, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.