Most people don’t give much thought to their plumbing until it becomes a serious issue. However, by regularly cleaning out your draining system, you can prevent the onset of plumbing disasters. Many times, homeowners choose to wait until a clog occurs before calling in a plumber, thinking that they are saving money. However, in the long run, you may that you actually end up spending more by allowing a blockage to build up. Generally, because the weather is better, Summer is the ideal time to call your plumber and schedule a time for a routine drain cleaning.
Although you may think that a basic drain cleaner will do the trick, commercial drain cleaners will often cause additional corrosion and damage to pipes. Although it is possible to have your drains cleaned in winter, the process can become more complex and cumbersome.
Shower drains are a common site for clogging, especially if there are people with long hair in your home. Hair is notorious for perennially clogging and blocking up the drains. It is essential to have these drains cleaned to prevent your plumbing from backing up and to enable the water to properly drain.
If you live in a location where the water is especially hard, mineral deposits and calcium will frequently build up in your plumping and cause blockages. Mineral build up can also cause a decrease in water pressure and create additional problems with water flow.
Another common problem area is the kitchen sink, especially if you have a garbage disposal. Although garbage disposals are extremely convenient when it comes to getting rid of food waste quickly, they are also one of the biggest culprits for clogs. A routine summer drain cleaning can help clean out any left over pieces of food, waste, oil and grease to keep your kitchen drain flowing efficiently.