It’s spring and that means many homeowners in London have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?
You most likely 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 issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved correctly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and result in a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too small to need a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains become clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put 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 bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, 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 are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local London expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare.
Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, diapers, cotton balls, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t rectify these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could totally burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you could know this already with prior episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you put down there a few minutes ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in London, call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an urgent problem at 8:00 in the evening or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.