Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Birmingham have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing troubles that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Birmingham expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Remember, what flows down can also come up. Sadly, you might know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Birmingham, call Norrell Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night 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 here for you.

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