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Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Oakville 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 is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing troubles 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, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and rice 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 most common reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular 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 swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, 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 right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home.

Also, what goes down can sometimes come up. Sadly, you might know this already with prior experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a minute 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 Oakville, call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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