Drain Cleaning Facts And More


When you think about all of the food particles and other crud that shouldn't go down your drains, but that likely does every day, you can begin to understand what may be happening down inside the drains. Some things that go in there, such as oil, grease, and soap scum will create sticky layers other things will grab onto and this creates a blockage. When there is a blockage, then the water will no longer flow down the drain. You may be able to do some home remedies to temporarily get the water to go down once again, but this likely won't last. What you really need is to have the drains cleaned by a plumber. Of course, there are other reasons for having them cleaned, such as for the prevention of clogs. Here, you can learn more about drain cleaning and why professionals should do it. 

Drain cleaning removes the blockage and more

When you have your drains cleaned, more than just the blockage is removed. It will also get at the sticky substances that are causing the blockages and remove them. This will leave you with a drain that allows everything to flow the way that it is supposed to. If you want to keep things working this way, then you want to follow the advice on how to treat your drains right that you will find detailed at the bottom of the article. 

Prevents the need for expensive repairs

When the plumber comes out to clean the drains, they will also be able to catch certain problems while they are there. Some of these things include old and worn pipes that are at risk, pipe damage, and more. 

Professional plumbers should tend to your drain clogs

When you have repeated issues with your drains, leave it to the pros. If you get too involved with trying to tend to the complete cleaning of your drains, you can end up damaging something that may then lead to a real plumbing emergency. 

Treat your drains right

After you have had your drains cleaned, you are going to want to prevent those clogs again. This is why you want to make everyone aware of what can and can't go down any of the drains, have drain screens put in the drains, run hot water in the drains for a few minutes on a weekly basis, and use cold water with your disposal. 

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Protecting My Plumbing

I have never been one of those people who is overly worried about making every last thing in my home perfect, but after struggling for a long time with my plumbing system, I knew that I had to do something to make things right. I started thinking carefully about what I needed to do in order to protect my plumbing, and a family friend who did work as a plumber helped to give me a few tips. She started by explaining how to avoid clogs, and then worked towards making things right by repairing one system at a time. This blog is all about protecting your plumbing and avoiding unplanned expenses.

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