Neglecting Routine Drain Cleaning Could Cause Major Plumbing Problems

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

As a homeowner, you probably understand how a little preventive maintenance can go a long way in extending the life of your appliances. A plumbing system can also be kept running smoothly and efficiently with preventative maintenance, as well as routine drain cleaning.

Scheduling routine drain cleaning is vital to the health of your plumbing system. This service provides a proactive way to avoid larger problems and the inconveniences that come with them. Here are some reasons why you should schedule routine drain cleaning and maintenance for your plumbing system.

Repair slow drainage in your plumbing system

Not having a routine drain cleaning service can easily lead to a slow drainage system. One consequence of this problem is that your tub may drain slower after a bath or shower. This issue may seem minor, but it can lead to much bigger issues later. Slow drainage also creates the issue of waiting for your drain to clear, among other inconveniences. Having uninterrupted water flow through your home is ideal. However, debris like grease, food particles, and soap will build up in your drains and clog your plumbing pipes. Routine drain cleaning eliminates the buildup of solid debris and allows water to flow freely throughout your home.

Prevent damage to your plumbing pipes

Besides restricting water flow in your home, clogs can damage plumbing pipes. Eventually, the pipes will rust, corrode and deteriorate. Common drain cleaners are often harmful to pipes, causing the same kind of damage as clogs, which can lead to expensive pipe repairs or replacement. These cleaners do not eliminate clogs completely, so the problem can occur again. A professional drain cleaning and plumbing service, on the other hand, will use non-toxic cleaners that will keep your pipes clean and protected.

While most drains have a specific lifespan and will eventually wear down, routine drain cleaning and maintenance can dramatically extend the life of your plumbing system.

Eliminate odors within your plumbing system

Clogged and dirty drains can begin to leave a foul smell that becomes stronger over time. A bad odor is one of the first signs that you have potentially serious problems within your drainage system. The odor means that organic materials have become lodged in your plumbing system and have started to rot. Routine drain cleaning can prevent materials from building up within your plumbing system, which will stop those bad odors.

Keep your plumbing system functioning properly

Keeping your home’s plumbing system operating efficiently requires regular maintenance. As mentioned, routine drain cleaning is one of the most effective methods of maintaining your plumbing system. By hiring a professional company who has the proper training, tools and knowledge to maintain your system, you can prevent plumbing problems. A professional service will be able to repair any issues you may currently have, as well.

Hiring an experienced professional to conduct your routine drain cleaning will help keep your system in top condition. Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. in Amarillo, Texas can help with all of your drain cleaning and plumbing needs. We offer residential and commercial plumbing services. You can call us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email to learn more. You can also stop by our office at 404 S. Hayden St. in Amarillo, Texas for more information.