It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Houston have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet 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, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Houston expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you could know this already with previous experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Houston, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 just a call away.