Why Drain Cleaning is Important

It’s springtime and homeowners in Philadelphia have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains! 

You may have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles 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 should have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant 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 turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits 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 that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Philadelphia expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare. 

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system. 

If the pipes become clogged, by napkins, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify 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. 

Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you might 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 cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these situations entirely 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 Philadelphia, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you. 

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