It’s that time of year when homeowners in Tempe have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a liquid 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 go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains get 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 make mayhem for 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 child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Tempe expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, band aids, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t rectify 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 working water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations altogether 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 Tempe, call Orangutan Home Services. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.