Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Edmonton have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You most likely have a liquid 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 big problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why your home’s 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 try not to throw things like grease, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for 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 child missing some blocks or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Edmonton expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton swabs, 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 complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Edmonton, call Rob's Albertan Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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