Regular Drain Cleaning Helps To Prevent Emergency Plumbing Services
How often do you clean the drains in your kitchen sink and your bathrooms? And we don’t mean running water to rinse them out. When was the last time you had a professional drain cleaning service performed?
If your answers to those questions fall along the lines of something like “Not very frequently,” “I don’t know,” and “Never,” then we hope you’ll find this article to be helpful. Hair, particles, and other items build up inside a drain over time, eventually leading to clogs that can cause plumbing emergencies to occur.
Plumbing emergencies can be messy and expensive, and you’re far better off preventing them than dealing with them when they occur. Most plumbing emergencies related to clogs are preventable, and the best way to prevent them is through regular drain cleaning services performed by a professional plumber.
It’s a lot like taking care of a car. You can avoid many costly repairs by changing the oil regularly, taking the car in for tune-ups and routine maintenance, and addressing signs of trouble early on. With your drains, it’s the same. Keeping them clean keeps plumbing emergencies away, and regular drain cleaning services have other benefits. Let’s look at some of them.
Reduced Chances of Major Drain Clogs
Just about everyone knows how awful it can be when a toilet gets clogged and the water in it backs up or overflows. Sinks can get backed up and can overflow as well when there are clogs.
If you’re present when the overflow occurs, it might not be that big of a deal. You can shut the water off, clean up the area and get everything dry, and then try to remove the clog on your own or call a plumber to take care of it.
But what if you’re not there when the drain backs up and overflows? What if the water is still running? Worst of all, what if you’ve been away on vacation or a business trip and you come back to this?
When water floods out of sinks, toilets, etc., and spills over into other parts of the house, severe damage can occur, and that damage can be costly to repair. That’s why flooding is high up there on the list of homeowners’ biggest nightmares.
To avoid this, we recommend a professional drain cleaning service at least once per year. This will clear out any developing clogs and remove the buildup of sediments and other materials that might interfere with smooth flow through your drains and pipes. It will also drastically reduce the risks of having to call for emergency plumbing services.
Drain cleaning services remove or prevent clogs, and that also means that water will drain faster and more efficiently. Watching water slowly gurgle down a drain is frustrating and can interfere with tasks such as washing hands or dishes. Cleaning out your drains takes that frustration away, and leaks will also be less likely to occur.
Elimination of Nasty Odors
A lot of the matter that drains through your pipes is organic, such as hair, food waste, and other materials. As organic matter decays, it can start to give off unpleasant or downright foul odors. Those unpleasant odors can also permeate the home and can be difficult to remove once they occur. Regular drain cleaning helps remove matter that can rot and emit foul odors, and it will help keep your pipes and your home smelling fresh and clean.
Prevention of Issues from Hard Water
Hard water contains high levels of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. If you’ve ever washed your hands or taken a shower and noticed what appears to be a filmy residue on your skin afterward, that was probably due to hard water. Soft water is free of those minerals.
These minerals aren’t good for your home or your body, and when your system has hard water flowing through it, there can be buildups of those minerals as sediments are deposited in the pipes. Regular drain cleaning services will remove these deposits. As a result, you’ll experience water pressure at normal levels, and your pipes will be free of the damaging buildup of mineral deposits.
Protection for Your Pipes
Clogs in drains and pipes don’t just present a risk of backups and flooding. Those clogs can also damage your pipes. As clogs grow, they can increase the water pressure on pipes, causing leaks, cracks, and even ruptures. Mineral buildup can also weaken and corrode pipes. Regular drain cleaning services will help keep your pipes in good shape so that they will last longer.
More Longevity for Your Plumbing
By preventing pipe decay, removing or preventing clogs, and otherwise keeping your plumbing working smoothly and efficiently, drain cleaning services will add longevity to your plumbing and make it far less likely that you’ll need emergency plumbing services. Plumbing repairs and replacements can be expensive, so good maintenance is critical to avoiding a big financial hit.
Less Expensive Over the Long Run
People sometimes resist regular maintenance for their plumbing and other things because it’s a recurring cost they’d rather not pay. That’s understandable, but anyone who’s ever faced flooding or other conditions requiring emergency plumbing services, especially when insurance didn’t cover it, or warranties had expired, knows otherwise.
Keep Your Drains and Pipes Clear with 4 Star Plumbing Services
If you need drain cleaning services in Pompano Beach, 4 Star Plumbing Services can cover whatever you need. We’re fully licensed and insured; our plumbers are professionally trained and certified. Whether it’s routine maintenance, repair, or a replacement that you need, we’ve got you covered. Request a quote or schedule an appointment today!
Sean Hasle is a third-generation plumber and he and his family have been serving the South Florida area since 1957. He is a licensed plumbing, underground utility, and fire contractor. Sean is married with two young boys and he spends time giving back to the community through Rotary International and coaching his son's little league baseball.