Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Edmonton have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Edmonton expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing problem.

Your toilet can also end up 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 possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what drains down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Edmonton, call McKinley Heating Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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