Why Drain Cleaning is Important: What Goes Down Sometimes Comes Up Published on May 25, 2016 It’s that time of year when homeowners in Toronto have been going through their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains! You most likely have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but putting a band-aid on the issue often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem insignificant usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think the problem is just a slow drain, it’s recommended that you have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and turn into a massive (and expensive) problem. Keep in mind, no plumbing problem is ever too insignificant to need a drain cleaning. There are multiple reasons why household drains get clogged. For kitchen drains, the usual reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you run your garbage disposal and avoid putting things like fats, eggs, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For For your showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks, the most common reasons for drain clogs will be pieces of hair, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your little one missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Toronto expert will help keep these small problems from piling up and creating a huge plumbing catastrophe. Your toilet can also become clogged by the common issue of using too much toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system. If the pipes become clogged, by food, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues immediately by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more serious, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without working water in your home. Don’t forget, what flows down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with past incidents with a clogged toilet, but the same thing can happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a big meal and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that potato you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the clog, can avoid these issues altogether 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 Toronto, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available anytime, day or night for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.