Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Birmingham 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 is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big 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 ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, bones, and rice 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 main 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 realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Birmingham expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, cotton balls, 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 put down there a minute 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 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 too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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