Tried everything to clear that clogged sink? Is water slow to drain in your shower or tub? Read on for signs it’s time to get your drains cleared. For immediate service in the North Austin area, contact North Austin Plumbing and receive a free estimate.
What are Signs You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?
Below are common signs that it’s time to get your drains cleared:
What Causes Drain Clogs?
Clogs are caused by different sources:
It’s okay to pour grease down your drains if you’re going to wash it down with hot water, right? Unfortunately, when the grease eventually cools, it will become a solid and block your drain anyway.
Aside from toilet paper, other forms of paper do not break down as easily and will clog your toilet when flushed (these include paper towels and even cigarettes).
Most food particles will not break down quickly enough to avoid accumulating in the pipes and blocking your drains. If you have a faulty garbage disposal, make sure to avoid throwing food away in your drains until your disposal is repaired or replaced.
The easiest way to avoid clogs is to be careful of what enters your drains on a regular basis. Other factors are more difficult to control, such as invasive tree roots and debris from the environment that builds up in your drain and sewer line over time.
What are the Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning?
The most important benefit of regular and timely drain cleaning is that it allows you to avoid the problems mentioned above. Clogs are less likely to form and your plumbing fixtures will operate more efficiently. This will help you save water and lower your water bills.
Regular drain cleaning will also help reduce the need for any repairs. Drain cleaning is an effective way to minimize damage to your pipes and avoid repairs that could have been avoided with preventive maintenance.