It’s that time of year when homeowners in Tulsa have been cleaning out their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving their home a good scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains!
You most likely have a store-bought 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 disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being serious problems if they aren’t resolved properly. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you should have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a huge (and expensive) problem. Don’t forget, no plumbing situation is ever too minor to have a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why tub, sink, and toilet drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the typical reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, vegetable peels, and fruit seeds or pits down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Tulsa expert will help keep these minor situations from accumulating and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes get clogged, by toys, floss, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without any water in your home.
Remember, what flows down can also come up. Unfortunately, you could know this already with previous incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you stuck down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations entirely and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing foul smells to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Tulsa, call Jack Nelson Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been a bit since your last drain cleaning, we are happy to help.