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Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Oakville have been going through their closets, steam cleaning 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 is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Oakville expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Don’t forget, what goes down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can 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 potato you rinsed down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, 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 Oakville, call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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