If you’re a home owner, here in the University Heights area or elsewhere in New York City, you know that there are some household maintenance tasks that need to be done once winter is finally over. We’re not saying winter is over yet, but spring is on the horizon. So here’s your heads up that you might want to get drain cleaning on the schedule.
What is Drain Cleaning?
You have two type of pipes in your home. Water supply lines bring the water into your house, and drain pipes bring the water, waste material and everything else you flush or wash away to the municipal waste water treatment system.
Water supply lines stay pretty clean. If a home has an issue with hard water, supply lines can get clogged – you’ll want to talk to your University Heights plumber about a water softening solution in that scenario – but most of the time they’re fine.
Drain pipes on the other hand get pretty grungy. If you stop and think about all the dirt, grime, grease and hair that goes down the drain on a pretty much everyday basis, it’s easy to understand. This stuff is sticky. It coats the insides of your drain pipes. When the build up reaches a point where the water can not pass, you have a clogged drain.
Clogged drains are stinky, messy, and avoidable.
Even homeowners who are very diligent about never putting anything inappropriate down the drain can experience clogs. Even soap scum clings to the side of pipes, and the cleaner you are, the more soap you’re likely to use.
Once every year or two, have your University Heights plumber come by and perform drain cleaning. This is a simple process that doesn’t involve messing up your house! The drains are cleaned from the inside, using technology that propels the accumulated waste material further down the pipes where it can be carried away properly. Your pipes will work better and your home will smell nicer.