How Periodically Cleaning Drains Can Reduce Issues
There are so many benefits to keeping drain systems maintained and working correctly. If drains are not cleaned periodically, issues start to arise like bad-smelling odors, a clog causing backups, pipes leaking, harmful bacterial growth, or pipes causing a loud commotion. In this article, experts will discuss these issues and explain how to prevent them. By preventing these issues, it will help eliminate headaches and be one less added expense.
Dirty and Restricted Drain Lines
If not careful, drain lines can become backed up and cause slow-moving drains or a blockage. Once the blockage has occurred, it can be a challenge to eliminate. Food waste poured down the drain, such as fats and oils, is the most common reason for a backed-up drain. These wastes build-up overtime on the sides of the pipes and then wreak havoc once entirely blocked.
These issues can even cause water damage, a homeowner or business owner’s nightmare. Sometimes drain lines can leak, and the problem is not apparent until it has already caused significant damage. Making sure drains are free and clear from obstructions can keep expenses down.
Partially clogged or restricted drain lines can cause excessive noise between floors and walls. This can be troublesome when trying to sleep. A plumbing professional can get the issue resolved, and the homeowner can have a better night’s sleep.
Foul Odors Emanating from Drains
Nothing is worse than having a get-together and guests commenting on the odor coming from the sink. While throwing food waste and scraps down the drain is convenient, it can cause problems down the road. Such as foul odors. Foul odors are hard to deal with and are a problem needing to be dealt with immediately.
Even if a drain is draining correctly, do not ignore the early warning sign of foul smells. A smell could be an early warning sign that much more significant issues could be imminent. It could be an indicator of a broken drain line or a restriction beginning to form. Both problems would need to be fixed by a professional.
Clogs or restrictions can create water to accumulate and cause harmful bacteria to grow. Stagnant water can be a breeding ground for these types of bacteria, salmonella, campylobacter, E-coli, and certain staph types. These dangerous bacterias can even cause illnesses.
Why Using a Liquid Drain Cleaner Is Not the Solution
Liquid drain cleaners seem like an excellent solution to the problem but can cause multiple issues. Store-bought drain cleaners contain either hydrochloric acid or lye, which can cause burns to the skin or irritate the lungs. These chemicals are also highly corrosive. If the lines are already corroded or aging, the substances can cause leaks and further deterioration.
Trying to pour a solution with hydrochloric acid or lye down PVC piping can cause the PVC to weaken, soften, and break. The chemicals also cause the glue holding the pipes together to deteriorate, making the pipes come apart. Using these products can cost more time and money in the long run than hiring a professional to clear the blockage.
Let the professionals handle the tough, smelly issues. They have all the tools and the best chemicals to use. They are highly skilled and trained to deal with any plumbing problem that may arise. Call if there is an issue needing to be fixed and let them do the rest.
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