It’s that time of year when homeowners in Windsor have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing problems that appear minor usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to need a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, 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?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Windsor expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing disaster.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, floss, 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 more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that potato you put down there a minute ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, 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 Windsor, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 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 here for you.