It’s that time of year when homeowners in Charlotte have been going through their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean 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 slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles 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 a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for 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 puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Charlotte expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, kitty litter, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Don’t forget, what flows down can occasionally come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a couple 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 issues altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Charlotte, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.