Drain cleanings are an important part of home maintenance that many people overlook. This is often because they simply do not think about their pipes until there is a problem. However, if you can get in the habit of doing a drain cleaning every year or two, it can often prevent plumbing problems. As a drain begins to get buildup, it slows down how quickly the water drains. This is your first sign that you need to consider your drains and get them cleaned out.
Everything that goes down the drain has the potential of leaving debris behind. When the drain is not in use, this debris dries. Once it is dry, it is like concrete. The layers build up over time, and the drain opening narrows. This is what slows your drains and what we clean when we come in to do a drain cleaning.
The first sign, as we mentioned, is a slowing of the drain itself. Water will build up around your feet when you shower or be slow to go down in the sink when you remove the stopper. However, that is not the only sign you will likely notice. The next sign you are most likely to notice is an odor. When drains get that buildup, the drying debris decomposes to some degree. This can leave behind an unsavory odor. If you notice that your drains stink, it is time to give us a call.
You may also notice that your drains gurgle when they begin to get full. This noise happens when air is trying to make its way back out the pipe as the water drains. While this is not a foolproof way to know you need to clean your drains, when combined with the other symptoms, you will know for sure.
Don’t let drain cleaning get neglected. It can lead to a myriad of plumbing issues. Instead, contact us today and schedule a drain cleaning. We are here to help!
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