5 Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning
Drain cleaning is something that we all, as people who live in homes with drains, should be educated about. I don’t know about you, but I had some questions about it. Lucky for me, the local technicians at A-Pro Plumbing are professional, educated, and always ready to help! Here are just a few of the questions I asked and few of the answers I received:
Q: Can I clean my home’s drains myself?
A: While there are things you can do to maintain your home’s drains yourself, it is not recommended to take on serious plumbing repairs yourself. The plumbing and drainage system in houses can be quite complex and delicate, not to mention an integral part of your home. Without the proper training and know-how, you could end up doing more harm than good and even costing yourself extra money in the long run. Always call in a professional for major plumbing repairs, replacements, and drain issues. For more information regarding when exactly to call a professional for drain cleaning services, check here.
Q: How often should I get my drains professionally cleaned?
A: It is important to have your drains cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. We recommend scheduling a drain cleaning for all of your drains no less than once a year. Assuming your drains experience a normal level of wear and tear throughout the year, one professional cleaning should be enough to make sure your drains don’t get clogged and nasty.
Q: Why is it so crucial to get my home’s drains cleaned by a professional on a regular basis?
A: Financially, it may be tempting to clean your drains yourself. However, to avoid future issues, it’s important to schedule regular maintenance with a professional plumbing service. Our professionals will make sure your drains are cleaned efficiently and expertly, and alert you to any potentially necessary repairs you should be aware of. In the long run, regular professional drain maintenance will actually save you money by helping you avoid drainage emergencies. Check out this crazy instance in which sinks were the culprit in the spread of bacterial diseases. This is why drain maintenance is SO important!
Q: How can I prevent clogs, odors, and general uncleanliness between cleanings?
A: There are quite a few preventative measures you can take to prepare your home against drain complications. Try a few of these and see if they help you out!
- Run hot water through the sink after each use.
- Collect grease in a can – don’t dump it down the drain! You can cook with leftover grease or just throw it out with your trash.
- Catch any hair before it goes to the drain. Hair and soap can create gross and severe clogging issues in your drains. Clean the hair out of your drains before it slips into your pipes.
Q: Why are plant and tree roots such an issue?
A: Plant and tree roots can invade and break into pipes, grow through pipe joints, and causing a slow, hard to notice drain. In some cases, root growth can lead to a total blockage in your pipe systems. Once the roots have crowded your system, they will more than likely continue to invade the pipe system. Early detection and treatment is the easiest and most effective way to avoid a huge issue. This a prime example of just why it is so important to get your drains regularly cleaned by a professional.
Anytime you are in need of drain cleaning FAQ’s and information about the professional plumbing services we offer, contact A-Pro Plumbing in Idaho Falls. We know that there are a few topics not covered in our drain cleaning FAQ’s, so feel free to contact us today! The local technicians at A-Pro Plumbing are more than happy to knowledgeably and expertly answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about your drain cleaning needs.