Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in West Chester have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!

You probably have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. 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 turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several 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 run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, and rice 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 pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local West Chester expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in West Chester, call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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