Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s springtime and homeowners in Hilton Head Island have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing problems that seem small 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 giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual 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 kid missing some action figures or have you noticed that you are missing a necklace?) A regular 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 typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, 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 immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally 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 experiences with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these situations entirely 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. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency 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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