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What’s that deafening gurgling sound when you run the dishwasher? And why that unpleasant smell? Is the kitchen sink reeking of rotting food?
If you’re experiencing any of these issues and coincidentally note water draining in slow motion or backing up in sinks, your drains could be clogged.
Most people don’t give a second thought to drain cleaning until disaster strikes: drains are clogged, there are foul-smelling stenches, and backed up water is all over the sink and floor. But it does not have to get to that. As the adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There is plenty to be gained from professional drain cleaning in Boulder, CO, from time to time.
Here is all you need to know:
Why You Need Drain Cleaning Services
1. Faster Drains
The first thing that’s noticeable after cleaning your drain is that water drains much faster. No standing water, no racket of water slowly gurgling down the pipe, and no overspill. Mind you, a sink emptying so slowly is a clear indication that the drain needs to be cleaned. A clean drain means less or no overflow and no standing water. And when toilet drains are clean, and the pipes are clear, it prevents backflow.
2. Prevent Clogs
Over time, drains become susceptible to obstructions caused by particles, debris, hair, and other items. These can cause serious clogs. Regular drain cleaning will clear pipes up to prevent such clogs from forming. And this means you will not have blocked sinks or toilet backflow.
3. Get Rid of Odors
Foul odors in residences or businesses don’t always emanate from toilets. Mold and bacteria buildup sparked by the dark and damp environment in the drains is the reason for the unpleasant smell.
The regular flow of water is nowhere near enough to wash away mold spores. Thorough drain cleaning by a professional is required to destroy the mold spores and keep off bacteria. It will get rid of foul odors and prevent the growth and thriving of fetid mold.
4. Prevent Leaks and Improve the Drains’ Lifespan
Various chemicals go down people’s sinks, including those found in everyday cleaning fluids. Over time, these chemicals build up in the drainpipes and can cause corrosion and, ultimately, leaks. However, regular professional drain cleaning can prevent such leaks from forming, and this, in turn, extends the lifespan of your pipes. This can save you costly expenses in piping repair and replacements.
5. Conducive to a Healthy Home
A drain without free flow can turn your home into a breeding ground for bacteria. And as bacteria multiply, the spread of diseases becomes inevitable. Severe clogs or blockage could cause damage to pipes, which compromises the quality of water, posing a grave danger to your family’s health.
Leaks caused by the corrosion of pipes can also pose great danger.
6. Prevent Extensive Damage
Remember how a clog in the toilet’s drain can cause backflow? Or how chemical deposits corrode the drainpipes? The outcome of this is damage to your home or business. As it is, water damage from a clean water pipe is bad enough. So, you can imagine how bad a leak from a drain full of wastewater is. Such damage can be devastating because the water is full of harmful chemicals and bacteria. It can cause discoloration of floors and walls, which can be expensive to repair or replace.
7. Spares You from Expensive Repairs
Scheduled or regular drain cleaning and/or maintenance enables you to catch those small issues and deal with them before they build up to a big problem. Professional drain cleaning will help you catch overflowing pipes, aging pipes, or clogs that damage pipes early enough and thus save you the hassle and expense.
How to Maintain Your Drains
With your drains cleaned professionally and the stress of backed-up pipes, clogged drains, and flooding in your home or business taken away, all you need to do is understand how to maintain the drains so that they can perform optimally. Here are some tips:
- Watch what you put in the sink, the toilet, and the shower drain. You don’t need particles accumulating there. At least not so soon.
- Consider installing a drain gate or screen.
- Get in the habit of checking for soap buildup, hair, or particles that have accumulated and remove them.
- To avoid issues with your pipes, don’t pour any chemical cleaners because they can erode your pipes or cause other issues.
- Frequently run hot water down the drains to clear buildup.
- Always let cold water run while the garbage disposal is on.
Following these maintenance tips, as well as regularly investing in professional drain cleaning services, can help you avoid major drain issues.
Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning
Of course, it’s of paramount importance to know how to clean your drainpipes.
There are chemical drain cleaners available in the market, and most people use these. However, although they seem to do the job, they’re not adequate because they are incapable of scouring away buildup and cleaning the insides of pipes. Besides, overuse of these lye-based cleaners can cause harm to the pipes and users.
A less harsh way to clean drains is to pour half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar in them and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then pour boiling water.
However, despite all efforts and measures to clean and maintain your drains, oftentimes more is needed, including tools and cleanup expertise or experience. Sometimes a plunger or drain snake may not cut it. At some point, professional assistance by sewer and drain specialists in Boulder, CO, is required.
Contact the Pros!
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Denver we are committed and available round-the-clock to offer professional drain cleaning services. So, whether it’s backed up pipes, clogged drains, or flooding in your residence or business, we have you covered. Our team of skilled technicians is guaranteed to offer any advice you need, answer any of your burning questions, or help with any issues you have with your drains. Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Denver and the Boulder, CO area today!