It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Mobile have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being serious 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 turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, eggs, and pasta 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Mobile expert will help keep these small problems from building up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, 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 whole plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, 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 doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Mobile, call Climate Control 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.