Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Toronto have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You most likely have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being major 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 harm the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing issue is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why your home’s drains become 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 oils, bones, and coffee grounds 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 little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Toronto expert will help keep these little issues from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.

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

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, 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 immediately 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 running water in your home.

Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see 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 Toronto, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.

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