It’s springtime and homeowners in Calgary have been organizing their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the home an intense scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You most likely have a store-bought 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 situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are multiple reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like oils, eggs, and rice down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your kid missing some action figures or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Calgary expert will help keep these minor situations from building up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the typical issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from putting things like floss, band aids, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your total plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without working water in your home.
Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with past experiences with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty 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 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 Calgary, call A1 Chesney Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.