Why Drain Cleaning is Important: What Goes Down Sometimes Comes Up Published on May 25, 2016 It’s that time of year when homeowners in Salt Lake City have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the home an intense scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains! You most likely have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the bathtub won’t drain or the sink is backing up, but sticking a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it go away. Plumbing issues that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you should have an expert drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a huge (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing situation is ever too insignificant to have a drain cleaning. There are many reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be fats and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, bones, and pasta down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you found that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Salt Lake City expert will help keep these small problems from accumulating and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare. Your toilet can also end up clogged by the typical issue of using a bit much toilet paper, but also from flushing things like floss, diapers, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system. If the pipes get clogged, by toys, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t take care of these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or worse, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without any water in your home. Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but it can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been doing the dishes after a hearty meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now back? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the back-up, can avoid these situations altogether and prevent your drains from clogging and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water. For expert drain cleaning in Salt Lake City, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.