Why Your Drains Need a Good Cleaning this Fall

clean-sink-drainAs you prepare your home for the fall and upcoming winter, don't forget to show a little attention to your drains. Every day, we rely on our drains to move the water we use for washing, dishes, cooking and more.

The water enters the drain pipe and is then sent to the sewer line or to your septic tank, depending on your setup. But if the drains are dirty or clogged, the water will not drain properly and you will experience slow-moving or standing water in your sink, tub or shower.

We recommend getting your drains cleaned every fall to keep them clean and running smoothly. Fall is the perfect time to get this done because it's a service that can be included in your fall home preparations and it will ensure that your drains are running efficiently for the surplus of cooking and entertaining that will take place during the holidays.

Over the months, your drains collect materials and minerals that get washed down the drain. These materials collect in the drain pipe and begin to stick to the pipe wall. Over time, the materials harden and turn into clogs that are often difficult to remove. Some of the most common materials that collect in a drain pipe include:

A clogged drain is a major inconvenience for homeowners. It causes sinks and baths to drain slowly and sometimes not at all. Clogged drains also contribute to overflowing sinks which lead to water damage in your home.

drain-cleaning-2If your answer to this question is using a chemical drain cleaner, you would be wrong. Chemical drain cleaners are preferred by many homeowners because they are effective and economical. However, the harsh ingredients in these cleaners will corrode your pipes and cause ruptures with repeated use.

The best way to clean your drains is with high-pressure water jets. It's completely safe, and the water gently dislodges any clogs and allows them to wash away through the system.

This method also has a smoothing effect on the inner pipe wall, which will prevent future clogs before they can form. The only thing that homeowners must be careful of is the amount of pressure. If the pressure is too intense, it could damage the pipe or cause it to move or shift.

This is why we always recommend hiring a professional. A trained plumbing expert will know the exact correct amount of pressure to use.

For many homeowners, clogged drains are a recurring problem. Calling a plumber every time you experience a simple clog is not necessary if you have the right tool to take care of it yourself.

The best way to remove a clog on your own is by plunging it with your plunger. The suction will loosen the clog and remove it with ease. However, if that doesn't work, you can always call your trusted plumbing expert for a quick and efficient repair.

Schedule your annual drain cleaning appointment today with L.E. Isley & Sons, Inc. For fast and effective service in Westfield, IN, call (317) 420-4006 today.

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