It’s that time of year when homeowners in Waukegan have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and result in a huge (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like fats, bones, and rice down the drain because they will all wreak havoc on your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some puzzle pieces or have you found that you can’t find your favorite bracelet?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Waukegan expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and creating a huge plumbing problem.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from putting things like paper towels, band aids, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes become clogged, by food, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what drains down can sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you may know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the problem, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Waukegan, call Robinson Service Experts . We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.