Why Drain Cleaning is Important: What Goes Down Sometimes Comes Up Published on May 25, 2016 It’s springtime and homeowners in Provo have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains? You probably have a household drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it go away. Plumbing troubles that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning. There are several reasons why your home’s drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you are missing a necklace?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local Provo expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing problem. Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from flushing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system. If the pipes become clogged, by food, hair, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home. Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Regrettably, you probably know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and saw the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a minute ago is now floating around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these occurrences entirely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water. For expert drain cleaning in Provo, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.