March 5, 2024
Seven Reasons to Schedule Regular Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning is a common practice that helps keep your drainage pipes operating efficiently. Soap scum, hair, food debris, and more can enter your wastewater pipe and create obstructions. Drain cleaning removes these obstructions and cleans your pipes thoroughly. At Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we recommend annual appointments to help ensure your drains don’t get completely backed up. The process requires little or no digging and can be completed quickly and efficiently, but the benefits can protect your whole home.

Reduce Pipe Clogs

Regular drain cleaning sessions with our professionals will minimize the risk of clogs obstructing your drainage and sewer lines. When a minor blockage begins building up in the drains, wastewater cannot drain properly. However, these obstructions can also develop deeper in the pipes, where they can grow large and difficult to budge. However, regular drain cleaning can eliminate minor clogs before they worsen, preventing complete obstructions and sewer backups.

Prevent Pipe Damage

Clogs accelerate pipe damage and can cause your pipes to develop rust, cracks, and eventually ruptures. When your drain lines have an obstruction, the substances attached to the pipe walls increase the chances of damage. Our professional drain cleaning team uses a video inspection to see the accurate condition of your lines. With this kind of unprecedented view of your sewer lines, we can correct minor defects in time, improving the lifespan of your drain pipes.

Avoid Smelly Drains

If you have a blockage in your drains, they can become smelly as waste decomposes in the drain rather than being flushed into the sewer. This can cause further problems, too, including slow-moving drains or minor drain clogs. You might be tempted to turn to lemon juice or other fragranced additives to “freshen” your pipes, but these are short-term solutions.

When your pipes are clean and free of obstructions, water will move freely and easily through the pipes, carrying away particles and debris.

Prevent Property Damage

You may not see minor clogging as a big problem, but it poses a huge risk when the blockage grows. As stated earlier, clogs accelerate pipe damage, so your home may be at risk of a drain pipe burst. Sewage leaks, backups, and ruptured pipes can significantly destroy your property, especially when the contaminated water touches absorbent material. You could have to reinstall walls and floors and dispose of precious items contaminated by the dirty water.

Improve Family Health

Bacteria live in the drains, and flowing water carries them away. When water is unable to flow through the drains, bacteria will multiply and flourish while posing a risk to your family’s health. We’ll clear the clog so that the water can flow freely, and bacteria will be kept under control. This can keep your house smelling fresher, reduce the risk of pipe damage, and keep your whole family healthier.

Improved Plumbing Usage

Slow-draining pipes or clogs can affect your use of plumbing fixtures. You might find yourself taking short showers to avoid standing in ankle-deep shower water or “letting yellow mellow” to reduce the risk of overflowing toilets. You might even advise your family to use only one fixture at a time: No running the dishwasher while someone is in the shower!

Regular drain cleaning can eliminate these kinds of problems and keep your wastewater running efficiently through the pipes all year long.

Saves Money

While many avoid professional drain cleaning services due to the presumed expense, drain cleaning is an investment in your home. Regular drain cleaning keeps your drains moving freely, which reduces the risk of potentially serious clogs and sewage backups. These complications can be extremely expensive to address, requiring not only pipe repair but also property restoration and replacement costs. You may even have health-related expenses in some cases. Regularly cleaning your drains can protect your property and health and lower your overall expenses.

Choose the Experts

Our team at Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing has a reputation for excellent plumbing and HVAC services. We can help you fix all your damaged fixtures and help you maintain your lines. No plumbing job is too small for us. We care about your convenience and safety and will do what it takes to restore your home’s efficiency.

You can also rely on our team for your home’s best heating and cooling solutions. We install, repair, and maintain all ACs and furnaces so you can attain optimal comfort throughout the year. Our technicians are pros in indoor air quality, ductwork, and solar-powered attic fans.

Call our Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing team today for a consultation or to book your plumbing and HVAC appointment.

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