Reasons It's Best to Clean Your Drains This Fall
As you work your way through your fall home prep, take a minute to consider your drains. Each day, you depend on them to carry water out of your sink, tub or shower.
However, with time, they can become clogged or dirty, making it more difficult to work efficiently. This is why fall is an ideal time of year to have your drains cleaned.
Fall is the time of year when you are doing other household chores to prepare your home for winter. Not to mention you are also gearing up for a busy holiday season; and let’s be honest, no one wants to call a plumber during the holidays.
Here are several reasons why you should make sure your drains get cleaned this fall:
It will remove clogs and blockages.
It’s next to impossible to prevent all kinds of debris or material from entering your drains.
From skin flakes and hair in the shower to food, grease, and oil in the kitchen, your drains collect these materials over the years. As these materials, as well as sediment and minerals, build up in the drains, it hardens and forms a clog that is often difficult to remove.
Clogged drains are inconvenient for homeowners because they prevent water from draining properly resulting in slow-draining water, standing water or overflowing sinks or tubs.
Drain cleaning works to gently remove clogs and clean the drain so that it’s less likely that new clogs will form. This is ideal to do in the fall because chances are, during the holidays you will be cooking more and entertaining guests, increasing your chances of experiencing a clogged drain.
Reasons to Work With a Professional
When your drains are moving slowly, it may seem like the best course of action is to use a chemical drain cleaner to remove the clog or blockage. Liquid drain cleaners from the hardware store are effective at removing blockages because the chemicals eat away and dissolve the hair or grease that is causing the blockage.
However, chemicals also corrode the pipe and create weak spots that are prone to rupture. This is why we strongly discourage the use of a chemical drain cleaner.
If you are experiencing a clog in your drains, it’s best to try plunging it with the plunger to dislodge the clog. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call a professional.
The Safest Drain Cleaning Method
We use a high-pressure water system to gently remove clogs and clean the drains. We ensure that the water pressure is high enough to remove the clog but gentle enough to not damage the pipe. If the pressure is too high, it runs the risk of dislodging the pipe from the surrounding soil.
This is why hiring a professional for your annual drain cleaning is the best option. We can quickly and effectively clean your drains and help prepare your home for the busy holiday season.
Call (253) 473-5100 today for drain cleaning services in Tacoma, WA and speak with the experts at All Purpose Plumbing.