Spring cleaning – or winter recovery, as some people call it – is the time of year when we can get our homes back in order after a long, hard season. Home maintenance tasks are sometimes postponed during the cold winter months. Now that the weather is nice, it’s time to take care of these necessary jobs.
Drain cleaning is a necessary household maintenance task. All of the water and waste material generated in our homes is carried away via a series of drain pipes. You have drain pipes attached to your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, tub and shower, laundry room, and from any appliances that use water, such as a dishwasher. Additionally, there’s a special sewer drain pipe that carries water and waste material away from the toilet to the sewer system.
All of these drain pipes work best when they’re kept clean. Obstructions can accumulate in the pipe naturally over the course of time. For example, hair, dirt, grease, shampoo and soap residue and more can build up in the drain pipes attached to your shower. When these materials build up to the point where they slow or even prevent the passage of water, you have a clogged pipe, and that’s a problem.
Sometimes pipes become clogged because people put inappropriate items down the drain. Everyone’s seen the signs in businesses asking customers not to flush baby diapers or other objects; this is because these items will quickly and completely clog the drain, causing a nasty mess. Clogs can also be caused when the drain pipe is damaged, or when tree roots grow into the pipe and prevent water and waste material from leaving the home efficiently.
The Benefits of Drain Cleaning
The main benefit of having your drains cleaned is that you’re taking action to prevent clogs. This protects your property. It also keeps you from having to deal with a stinky mess at an inopportune time. Having your drains cleaned can also make your home or business smell better, as the accumulating material inside of the drain pipe can release an odor as it deteriorates.
Having your drains cleaned is easy. Your New York City plumbing service can clean your drains quickly, without damaging your plumbing, while treating your home with respect. Most families need to have their drains cleaned once every couple of years. If you can’t remember the last time you had the drains cleaned, it’s time.