Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Hilton Head Island have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too small to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Hilton Head Island expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will most likely 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 could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what drains down can occasionally come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with past incidents 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 piece of meat you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Hilton Head Island, call Epperson 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.

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