We can’t overemphasize how important it is to keep your drains clean. Your drains do all the dirty work for you, literally. You should have them professionally cleaned once or twice a year.
Once you have them installed, the most typical reaction is to not deal with them until it develops a problem.
However, if your drains aren’t cleaned properly and regularly, then you may find yourself in a rather sticky situation soon enough. We don’t need to tell you how much repairs cost and often, you’d have to get a whole new one. Here’s a list of reasons why you should keep your drains clean.
- Prevents Clogs: This is one of the most noticeable benefits of having a clean drain. Day after day, your drain collects not just water but also debris, sludge, grease, and of course hair. Over time, these components build up and can cause reduced water intake and then proceed to clog the drains, completely blocking the water from flowing down into them and flooding the area. It can also cause the pipes to burst and this is not a cheap problem to fix.
- Prevents property damage: When your drains are clogged, they can further affect other places in your home. Imagine a clogged drain in the sink, the water won’t be able to flow downwards and would settle in the sink. The pipes could also burst under all that pressure and drip the wastewater all over the flooring. A clogged drain in the toilet won’t flush properly and we both know what that means. It could result in flooding and coming home to find your furniture floating on water is not a pleasant sight.
- Gets rid of Bad Odors: An unclean drain results in the build-up of mold and bacteria and these work hand in hand to produce unpleasant smells in the home. However, they won’t be the only ones causing that. A burst pipe due to a clogged drain will also make your house smell rather unpleasant as well as food particles that get stuck in your drain. A clean drain also makes your home feel fresh, and the atmosphere feels a lot more homely. So, before it clogs, make sure you have it cleaned.
- Last Longer and Cost less: Cleaning your drains regularly increases the life span and durability. You can trust it to last a little longer and work better than when it wasn’t cleaned. Your drains like everything else need proper maintenance. Doing so cuts down all the costs you’d have to spend on repairs as well. Plus, you’d be able to nip minor problems in the bud before they grow into something more. For example, cleaning your drains before it results in a burst pipe can save you all the extra cash, you’d have to spend replacing your floorboards.
Making sure your drains are properly cleaned will do you a lot better in the long run. So why not call in a professional plumber if you haven’t had your drains checked in a while.