It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Fort Worth have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good 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 go away. Plumbing troubles 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 ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting 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 build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Fort Worth 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 flushing things like paper towels, 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 address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can also 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 washing dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the clog, 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 Fort Worth, 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 awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.