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 build-up 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 water overflow.
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 a priority.
What are the signs that a drain needs 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 visiting our website. You can also learn more about preventative plumbing maintenance on our blog.