Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in Winnipeg have been cleaning out their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. 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 cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning.

There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like grease, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common 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 found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Winnipeg expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total 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 completely burst leaving you without any water in your home.

Don’t forget, what flows down can also come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and saw 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 notice the clog, can avoid these occurrences completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in Winnipeg, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.

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