Why Drain Cleaning is Important: What Goes Down Sometimes Comes Up Published on May 25, 2016 It’s spring and that means many homeowners in Kitchener have been going through their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains! You most likely have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t cause damage to the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning. There are multiple reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, eggs, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you are missing a necklace?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Kitchener expert will help keep these little issues from piling up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe. Your toilet can also become clogged by the usual issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system. If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will possibly also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home. Remember, what flows down can occasionally come up. Unfortunately, you might know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after dinner and realized the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you put down there a couple minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the back-up, can avoid these occurrences altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water. For expert drain cleaning in Kitchener, call Hammond Plumbing & Heating. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.