3 Reasons Why You Need To Maintain Your Drains

Most everyone has experienced a clogged drain at some point. Whether your child flushed a wad of baby wipes or the shower drain collected too much hair, clogged pipes are a common issue. 

However, depending on the cause of the blockage, your plumbing might require more than a household plunger or drain snake. Check out these professional methods regarding different types of drain cleaning, and how they can save you time and money! 

Dealing With A Backup

Some may ignore their shower draining a bit slower than it normally would, but we advise against this, as it’s a sign of deeper troubles in your drains. Ignoring it will only make it worse, until you experience a complete backup, with so much debris clogging your pipes that absolutely no water is able to pass through. 

This type of clog usually can’t be cleared using grocery store drain cleaning products. Do not attempt to wash strong chemicals down your drain, as they may damage your pipes. Contact a professional if you are experiencing a total backup. They not only have the appropriate tools to get the job done safely and productively, but they will also inspect your pipes to ensure no further damage has been done, so you can avoid future repairs. 

Clogs That Affect Multiple Drains

Some things in life we just let slide. The one creaky step that’s always been that way, or a drawer that never quite shuts all the way. However, if multiple drains in your home never seem to empty all the way, this could be a sign of a serious problem: a clogged sewer line. 

All of the pipes in your system run to a single sewer line, so if it becomes blocked, that means trouble for all of your drains. Because a blocked sewer line is a central issue, you can’t use a DIY fix. You’ll need to contact a professional to inspect your system and recommend an action plan.

Clogs That Keep Coming Back

While everyone has the unpleasant experience of unclogging their toilets once in a while, if you are experiencing recurring blockages in your pipes, you could be facing more than just a simple blockage. If you find that you’re dealing with the same clog over and over again, rather than fighting food particles or other forms of waste, you may be dealing with a root incursion. 

Not only does root incursion damage your system and cause untold headaches, but it can also decrease the quality of your water. A licensed professional can easily assess the condition of your pipes, and recommend proper steps to eliminate the problem. 

If you are experiencing any drain-related issues, give us a call at any of our three locations. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!