Drain cleaning and maintenance is extremely important for your plumbing system. Blockages often occur from what enters through the drains, and many plumbing problems can be identified via drainage issues. Plumbing maintenance is crucial. There are always things running through pipes and down drains that can cause clogs, corrosion, and ultimately pipe failure.
If you haven’t had a sink, dishwasher, washing machine, toilet, or tub drain professionally cleaned in a while, here are a few reasons it’s so important:
Oftentimes you can deal with slow drains and small clogs with a consumer-grade drain cleaner, but it’s a different story for more serious clogs. The proper drain cleaning can reduce buildup and prevent issues such as toilets overflowing or sewer lines that leak or burst. You can avoid problems that are inconvenient, expensive, and messy not to mention bad for your health, including mold and mildew that can affect indoor air quality.
Prevent Bad Odors
By maintaining your drainage and plumbing, you can avoid a stinky situation from odors that reach your home from deep in the plumbing system. Sewers are naturally full of bad smells. Regular drain cleaning is the best way to avoid dealing with them. It ensures things flow normally and smells that shouldn’t be inside your homestay deep in the sewers.
Even if your plumber charges for drain cleaning, you significantly reduce expenses. A sewer line inspection can detect old rusty and leaky pipes before they burst. If tree roots have penetrated, the appropriate actions can be taken. There are many repair methods that are less expensive, and invasive, than dealing with burst pipes and a flood. Plus, frequent maintenance and repairs, when needed, help save on your utility bill thanks to less water lost to leakage.
A More Sanitary Home
Bugs, bacteria, viruses, and a host of contaminants may be in sewer water. Clogged and overflowing drains bring all these into your home. Water damage and mold can compound the problem, putting your home at risk from many fronts. Regular drain cleanings and inspections can avoid such issues, so your family’s health and the integrity of your home are protected.
The Outside of Your Property Is Protected
Drain problems, and plumbing issues in general, can create hazards outside your home. If you have a blocked drain, it can leave standing water on your lawn. Standing water can make practically any surface slippery and dangerous and cause soil erosion. It can kill off your entire garden and create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If there are persistent puddles around your home, a blocked drain may be the culprit.
Longer Lasting Pipes
Maintenance can increase the lifespan of your plumbing system. Leaking pipes, slow drains, and other symptoms will lead to bigger problems later. A weakened pipe is subject to continuous pressure that can easily reduce its lifespan and cause it to fail at the most inopportune time. A plumbing maintenance service can, therefore, increase the longevity of your pipes and address issues before there is a total failure.
Call Detour Plumbing
Detour Plumbing is the most trusted plumbing company in Santa Clarita, California. Our plumbing maintenance contractors can help prevent expensive repairs; reduce the risk of floods, water damage, and mold; and avoid having to replace your plumbing system. They pay exceptional attention to detail to find the source of the problem and fix it. We provide 24/7 emergency service and offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, so call 661-250-6434 today to schedule an appointment.