It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Charlotte have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, vegetable peels, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Charlotte expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.
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 paper towels, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your complete 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 serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Also, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with past experiences 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 realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, can avoid these issues 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 Charlotte, call Komfort Air. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.