It’s spring and that means many homeowners in San Antonio have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think it’s 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 giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to require a drain cleaning.
There are many reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, bones, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the main 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 only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local San Antonio expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the common issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like hair, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues quickly 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 drains down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in San Antonio, call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.