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 the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking 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, you should have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual 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 pasta 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 pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Mobile expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will probably 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 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 doing the dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues 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 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 a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.