Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

Cleaning The Drains In Your Home

by Bill Turner

The drains of your plumbing can be some of the parts of the plumbing that will be the most vulnerable to suffering problems. In particular, the drains can become extremely dirty, which can restrict the flow of water through the pipes. Unfortunately, it is often the case that homeowners may overlook this important type of maintenance for their plumbing.

What Happens If You Fail To Have Your Drains Cleaned On A Regular Basis?

If you do not keep the drains of your plumbing clean and clear, the flow of water will gradually decline until the drain may fully clog. Once this problem develops, it can be extremely difficult to remove all of this debris to restore the flow of water. Having the drains professionally cleaned every few years can be a step that will allow you to greatly reduce the risk of this problem developing.

How Are Drains Cleaned?

The cleaning process for your drains will vary based on the type of drain that is needing to be cleaned and the materials that are in the drains. However, water jets are one of the more effective and popular options for cleaning drains. When this process is used, a powerful jet of water is sprayed into the drain, which can help to break up these materials and flush them out of the plumbing. In addition to being able to remove a wide variety of substances, this method of cleaning will also be extremely quick. In many cases, a drain may be able to be fully cleaned with this method in a matter of minutes.

Will All Of The Drains In Your Home Need To Be Professionally Cleaned?

For the best results, you will want to have all of the drains in your home professionally cleaned. However, there are some drains that will benefit from this the most. This is particularly true for the kitchen sink due to the amount of grease and food that may enter the drains. Additionally, it can be useful for the bathtub or shower drains as large amounts of hair may be able to gather in these areas. If you have a drain in your garage or workshop, it may also benefit from being cleaned regularly to remove chemicals, grease, and dirt that may be starting to collect in the drain of the sink. For most homes, this work will only be needed every few years in order to fully restore the flow of water through the pipes.

For more information, contact a residential drain cleaning company in your area.


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Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

When you have a plumber come work on your home, we hope you thank them. Really, you should be thanking any contractor who works on your home, but we are a little partial to plumbers and happen to think they deserve a little more recognition. After all, the stuff inside the pipes they work on doesn't usually smell very good. And even though they wear gloves, they have to get pretty close to it! If you would like to learn a little more about plumbers, then we invite you to read this blog. After learning the basics, you'll really want to thank your plumbers!