Since your drains help dispose of wastewater from your home, debris and grime can accumulate over time. The debris includes hair, food particles, soap, grease, and dirt. The debris can clog your drains if you do not clear it, leading to expensive repairs and unclogging interventions.
While you may flush your drains with baking soda and vinegar or pour hot water regularly, these remedies may not fully eliminate the grime and debris buildup. Therefore, you must regularly hire a plumber to inspect and clean your drains professionally.
Below are some benefits of regular drain cleaning.
1. You’ll Prevent Blockages
Every time you use your kitchen or bathroom sinks, some foreign materials find their way into the drain. If you allow it to accumulate in your drains, the debris causes blockages that lead to inconveniences like slow sink drain and sewage backups while also reducing your drain’s lifespan.
When you hire a plumber to clean your drains, they use special equipment to check for any foreign materials, like toys, in drains and to remove any dirt and debris that could be slowing your drains.
2. You’ll Prevent Some Illnesses
Since clogged drains contain organic materials from your home’s sinks and bathroom, they provide a perfect environment for harmful bacteria to thrive. These bacteria include Escherichia coli (E. coli), which cause diarrhea and abdominal pain, and salmonella, which causes vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and headaches.
Unlike clean drains in which the water flushes the bacteria out, the bacteria in clogged drains find their way into your home through overflows and backups. These bacteria may contaminate your drinking water or come into contact with your food.
Clogged drains can also encourage mold growth in your bathroom due to moisture from standing water. If you inhale mold spores, you can develop allergy-like symptoms like fungal sinusitis and asthma.
3. You’ll Save Money
While hiring a plumber to inspect and clean your drains may seem expensive, the benefits you reap from the procedure are worthwhile. For example, if you live for years without cleaning your drains, their state deteriorates over time, which means they won’t be as efficient as when they were freshly installed.
Further delays could lead to severe blockages that require special equipment to unblock. The pipes can also burst or crack due to increased water pressure, which will require expensive repairs. Therefore, since periodic drain cleaning is a preventative approach, you save more money in the long run.
4. You’ll Avoid Odors
If you don’t clean your drains regularly, the black gunk in your drains may start to produce bad smells due to the buildup of bacteria feeding on the organic material and other types of dirt in the drains. The odor from the drains can quickly spread all over your house, disturbing your physical and psychological comfort.
So, clean your drains regularly if you want your house to smell fresh all year round.
5. You’ll Enjoy More Efficient Drains
Slow drains are one of the most annoying things in a home, as you must deal with standing water in your bathroom or slow down on your dishwashing to wait for the sink to drain. Luckily, when you clean your drain, you remove the dirt and grime accumulated over time, allowing your drains to function flawlessly.
Since drains’ primary function is to funnel wastewater away from your home, foreign materials are inevitable. Therefore, to enjoy the above benefits of clog-free drains, clean your drains regularly to flush out dirt and debris. An experienced plumber may also spot other possible drain and plumbing issues when cleaning your drains.
At Quality Plumbing, we are committed to excellent customer service and quality workmanship. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.