Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Charlotte 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 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 resolved correctly. 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 result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are many reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. 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 main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid 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 little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will possibly 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 serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Also, what goes down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with past experiences 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato 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 clog, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Charlotte, call Komfort Air. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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