The Importance of Frequent Drain Cleaning

Most people never take the time to clean the pipes in their home until they are clogged and need professional help. It is easy to do and most homeowners would save money and time if they made sure the drains in the home were in good working condition.

If the drain is clear, the water will run freely and quickly. Grease, hair, food and other things can easily build up in the pipes and cause the drain to clog. This can happen in any drain in the home. The shower, bathroom or kitchen sink will all eventually need to be cleaned, so being proactive is the best way to solve the problem.

There are many products on the market that will solve this simple problem. Using them on a regular basis will be the only way to prevent this build up. Even if the drain seems to be flowing freely, it is a good idea to treat them on a regular basis.

It is a good idea to monitor what goes down the drain in the kitchen. Even with a garbage disposal, things can build up. Potatoes, carrots and rice have been known to cause backups in the kitchen. Nothing is worse then having a houseful of friends for dinner with a clogged drain. Use plenty of warm soapy water after doing the dishes to make sure grease and other things get washed down the drain.

If the drain is clogged, it is a good idea to call a professional plumber. This is not a job for the average homeowner. Plumbers have the tools to solve the problem. Sometimes there might be a problem that is not evident. The roots of trees can interfere with the pipes and cause them to break. All these things need to be considered before trying to take the sink apart.

Never take the chance of water backing up in the walls and floors because of a clogged drain. Not only can it cause mold, it will be expensive and difficult to fix. So take the extra time to keep those drains clean. It is worth the effort.

If you have a drain that is clogged in your Melbourne, Fl home or commercial building, please contact Competitive Plumbing & Irrigation. We are available 24 hours a day, call us anytime at (321)250-5733 to schedule a visit.