It’s spring and that means many homeowners in San Antonio have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that appear minor usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some blocks or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local San Antonio expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your entire plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you probably know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the back-up, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor 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 anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.
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