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Your Introduction To Routine Drain Cleaning

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There are a lot of maintenance concerns for you to deal with in order to prevent different types of repairs and damages to your home and property. From having your roof inspected to having the HVAC system checked annually, there are many things that can't be overlooked if you are to keep everything running smoothly. An important area you never want to forget about is the plumbing system. If you don't stay on top of the regular maintenance and also have simple repairs tended to promptly, then this can spell out big trouble for you in the near future. One of the things to have done is drain cleaning. Continue reading for information on the importance of drain cleaning, as well as why this job should be left to the pros. 

Why your drains are at risk

In order to better understand why drain cleaning is needed, you want to begin by understanding how this part of the plumbing works. When you rinse things down the sink, particles will end up in the drain. In the bathrooms, these particles can be made up of things like soap scum, toothpaste residue, and hair. In the kitchen, it can be made up of grease and small bits of food that have been rinsed off the dishes. When there is a buildup in the drain from these things collecting over time, it can eventually lead to a blockage. When you have a serious clog, or you are dealing with clogging issues on a regular basis, you will need to have the plumber out. However, it's much better for the plumbing, your household's functioning, your peace of mind, and your wallet, to prevent clogs from happening at all. This can be done with routine drain cleanings that are scheduled with your plumber. 

How routine drain cleanings directly benefit you and your household

  • Prevent clogs from happening at the worst times — You never want to deal with clogs, but there are times when they can be even more inconvenient. For example, if you are in the middle of cooking a large holiday feast for your family and friends, the last thing you want to do is have the kitchen sink clog on you in the middle of all that food prep and cooking. When you have the drains cleaned regularly, you can count on them to run smoothly all the time, even when you need them the most. 
  • Prevent bad odors from developing — As there starts to be a buildup in the drain, it can lead to bad odors that come up from that drain. The odors can be quite foul, and they can be embarrassing when you have people over. Since drain cleaning will ensure the drains are free and clear, you won't have to worry about these types of odors showing up. 
  • Prevent expensive repairs from occurring — When you keep having issues with the drains clogging, it can eventually lead to very serious blockages, even further down in the plumbing system. This can cause serious repair issues. This is one more thing that routine drain cleaning will help to prevent.

To learn more about drain cleaning, reach out to a professional plumbing contractor company, such as Ericson's  Plumbing LLC.