It’s that time of year when homeowners in Oklahoma City have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You most likely 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 vanish. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing issue is ever too small to need 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 fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Oklahoma City expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away 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 goes down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a minute ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the back-up, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Oklahoma City, call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 just a call away.