It’s springtime and homeowners in Long Island have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You may have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have thorough drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too small to have a drain cleaning.
There are several 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 turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like grease, vegetable peels, 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 typical reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Long Island expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, kitty litter, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Also, what flows down can also come up. Sadly, you probably know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you stuck 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 issues altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Long Island, call Matz-Rightway. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.