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 probably have a store-bought 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 major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should 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 require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start 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 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 only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Windsor expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of 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 address these issues immediately 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. Sadly, you may know this already with past 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 saw the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these issues altogether 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.