Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Haltom City have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

You may have a store-bought 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 disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, bones, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Haltom City expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Remember, what goes down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you could know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also 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 put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues entirely 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 Haltom City, call Stark Services. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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