Your home’s plumbing system gets a lot of use during the summer months, so maintaining the drains is vital to keep the system functioning well. Professional drain cleaning is an easy and effective way to ensure that wastewater gets disposed of properly through the drainage system, and it offers a number of benefits including:
Eliminating Unpleasant Drain Odors
A sluggish drain system that’s caused by a buildup of soap scum, grease, hair and other debris can create distinctly unpleasant smells that waft out into your home. Our hot, humid summer weather only makes the problem worse.
Maintaining Good Sanitation
Clogged drains not only produce foul odors, they provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria growth. When your drains and sewer lines are cleaned by a knowledgeable professional, wastewater gets carried away so there’s less chance of backups that can contaminate your living environment with bacteria-laden water or waste.
Preventing Costly Damage
A clogged drain or sewer pipe can lead to a backup from one or multiple plumbing fixtures that not only poses a serious health risk, but also results in water damage to the flooring, carpet and the ceilings in the rooms below if it occurs in a second floor bathroom. Having the drains cleaned can help prevent this type of damage and the costs associated with cleanup and repairs.
Prolonging the Life of Your Plumbing System
When you have frequent clogs, the increased pressure inside the drain lines from trapped water puts added strain on the pipes, which can result in leaks. If you routinely use caustic chemical cleaners, the drain lines can erode from the inside out. Getting the drains cleaned periodically can let you avoid damage to the pipes so they last longer.
Less Stress and a More Enjoyable Summer
The stress of dealing with slow-moving drains, water backups in the kitchen sink or recurring toilet clogs can make your summer less enjoyable. Once the drain lines have been cleaned professionally, you won’t have the constant worry of a potential disaster.
For more advice about drain cleaning, contact the Coastal Bend home comfort pros today at CCAC.
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