Drains are easy to take for granted, and until they start to slow down
or clog, most homeowners believe that they can simply be left alone. However,
even if you’re diligent about avoiding putting the wrong things
down your drains, over time, it is inevitable that they will become slowed
by buildup and need to be cleaned. Your plumber in Indianapolis can perform
drain cleaning services that are safe for your pipes, unlike many products
sold in stores, and can ensure that your drains stay in top condition.
Whether your drains are already showing signs of problems or you simply
want to avoid any costly repairs in the future, here is what you need to know.
What is drain cleaning?
Drain cleaning involves removing buildup like dirt, grease, toilet paper, and other debris
from the pipes attached to your drains, so that water can run smoothly
through them. Without cleaning, clogs can develop that either slow down
how quickly water drains or prevents it from draining entirely. If your
plumber doesn’t clean your drains periodically, your pipes could
become damaged or the backup could become severe enough to cause significant
What drains need to be cleaned?
Any drain can experience buildup, so all the drains in your home need to
be cleaned. Kitchens, toilets, showers, and floor drains tend to be exposed
to the most waste, but even the drain in the sink in your seldom-used
guest room can become blocked. Your plumber can recommend which drains
to clean as a preventative measure, and how often. Any time you have a
problem with a slow drain, you should make getting that drain cleaned
What are the signs that drains need to be cleaned urgently?
The most common sign of a problem with a drain is slow draining or clogs.
In some cases, you may notice a foul odor coming from the drain or see
standing water. If you see these signs, call a plumber for repair as soon
as possible, before the issue becomes worse. If you’re having problems
with multiple drains at once, your plumber can also determine if a problem
with your sewer line is to blame instead.
Our plumbers offer safe and professional drain cleaning alongside a comprehensive
list of plumbing services. Find out more about how we can help with a
range of plumbing problems by
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