It’s springtime and homeowners in Edmonton have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep 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 seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are several 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, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some blocks or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal 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 common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, cotton swabs, 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 whole 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 totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you may 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 cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see 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 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.