It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Atlanta have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You most likely 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 issue often won’t make it vanish. 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 harm the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like grease, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Atlanta expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also 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 potato you rinsed down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Atlanta, call Peachtree Service Experts. 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 happy to help.