What’s the Best Way to Keep Drains Clean?
Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to clogged pipes and drains.
Why is it that plumbing emergencies seem to happen at the worst possible moment? Like when the only toilet in your home clogs during a party, your kitchen sink backs up right when you’re in the middle of making dinner, or you discover your shower won’t drain 5 minutes before you have to leave for work?
Well, it’s not that your plumbing is intelligent and out to get you. But by clogging, your pipes and drains may be taking revenge on you in way. In other words, though the timing of the problem is random, the clog is a natural consequence of not treating your drains right with proper preventative maintenance.
Preventing Drain Problems
In order to prevent drain problems, you need to focus on two activities:
- Proper use of your drains
- Routine drain cleaning
A Drain Is Not a Garbage Can
The best way to prevent drain problems is to avoid putting anything down your drains that could cause or contribute to a problem. Things like hair, grease, paper towels, large chunks of food waste, and other debris can start to reduce the flow in your pipes over time and eventually cause a clog.
Routine Drain Cleaning Is Needed
Even if you are very careful about what goes down your drains, factors beyond your control could cause a clog. For example, minerals in your water could accumulate on pipe walls, roots could break through buried pipes, or sediment could build up in flat pipes. By investing in routine drain cleaning, you can keep these sorts of problems from progressing to the point where they cause all the plumbing in your house to back up.
Our Drain Cleaning Services
At US Comfort, we can tackle any kind of clogged drain you may have, including:
- Floor drains
- Main sewer lines
Our expert plumbers have a variety of drain cleaning tools at their disposal to tackle even the toughest clogs. These tools are always more effective and safer than drain cleaning chemicals. We will not damage your pipes or fixtures like drain cleaners might, and of course there is no risk of poisonous vapors or chemical burns when you call us for drain cleaning instead of trying to handle the problem yourself with a bottle of Drano.
For routine drain cleaning purposes, we recommend an annual main line sewer cleanout. This affordable service can improve drainage throughout your property and save you from the mess and expense of a sewer backup.
Remember, our services are available 24/7 and our courteous plumbers always leave your property neat and clean after work. Call 800-738-4160 now to get your professional drain cleaning.