Time to Start Thinking About Drain Cleaning Season
Are you thinking about scheduling your annual drain cleaning appointment in the near future? Well, you should be. Fall is drain cleaning month because it’s the most convenient time to get it done. The weather is still relatively nice, and homeowners are not yet worried about the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Having your drains cleaned before the holidays is ideal to accommodate the extra cooking and entertaining taking place in your home. Trust us; no one wants to call a plumber for a clogged drain during the holidays.
When to Call a Professional
Scheduling professional drain cleaning at least once per year is the best way to make sure your drains are clean and running smoothly. Professional care will remove clogs and also smooth the interior texture of the pipe to prevent future clogs.
But what to do if you are unlucky enough to experience a clogged drain? If you notice the water in your sink or tub not draining properly, you probably have a clogged drain. Most homeowners will reach for a chemical drain cleaner to take care of it, but we strongly discourage the use of these chemicals – more on that later.
The best way to deal with a clogged drain is to plunge it with your plunger. The suction will gently loosen the clog and allow it to be washed away through the drain pipe. If that doesn’t work, then it’s time to call a professional.
How do Clogs Form?
Clogged drains can happen to anyone. As we live our lives with things such as cooking or bathing, materials get washed down the drain. The most common materials found in the drains include bits of food, hair, grease, skin flakes, oil, and minerals that naturally occur in the water. These clogs build up in the drains, sticking to the pipe walls and hardening over time, creating a clog.
What’s the Best Way to Clean the Drains?
Chemical drain cleaner is a popular choice for many homeowners because it’s efficient and inexpensive. But did you know that the harsh chemicals used in these types of drain cleaners tend to corrode your pipes and create weak spots that are prone to burst? This could be a potentially disastrous event, so it’s always recommended to invest a little more time and money to do the job right.
Professional drain cleaning consists of high-pressure water jets that gently remove clogs and smooth the surface of the pipe.
It’s important to trust a professional with this task because if the water pressure is too high, it may damage the pipe or cause it to shift or move. A professional plumber will know the exact right pressure to use.
Now that we have your attention about drain cleaning this fall give us a call at (317) 738-2707 to schedule your professional drain cleaning in Franklin, IN with Kellie Plumbing, Inc.