There’s a chance that you don’t even think about the drains in your home unless one of them has a clog. But what if, instead of being reactive when there’s a problem, you were proactive and could prevent drainage issues from arising in the first place? This is the idea behind preventative drain maintenance.
Because of how important your plumbing system is, taking care of it should be high on your priority list. Keeping your drains and pipes clear and having them cleaned from time to time can prolong the life of your fixtures as well as make it easier on your septic tank system. Here are some additional benefits to having your drains cleaned.
A clog or blockage in any drain in your home can present a significant problem. Whether it’s standing water when you’re trying to take a shower, or a slow drain when you’re washing dishes, clogs in your drain can be annoying. But if you have your drains cleaned professionally, you can stop clogs from leading to much larger troubles.
Reduce foul odors
Because all your plumbing is connected, it’s possible that you’ll experience bad smells coming from certain pipes or drains. The source of these odors can be from waste backup in your septic tank system, or from the remnants of long-stuck clogs. Whatever you’re trying to wash away could get stuck in your pipes, and the smell could waft upwards. Performing preventative drain maintenance could help reduce these smells.
Save yourself money in the long run
By having your pipes cleaned and inspected on a regular basis by plumbing experts, you will give them the chance to discover any small problems before they become disasters. Fixing a small clog is better than having to deal with a backup, and cleaning your pipes often is much cheaper than having to replace them. Through preventative drain maintenance, you can prevent catastrophic water damage from befalling your home as well.
Prevent the growth of hazardous mold and bacteria
When debris gets stuck in your pipes or drains, a foul odor isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. A dark, damp space is fertile ground for mold and bacteria to grow. In addition to being disgusting, mold or bacteria growth could pose serious health risks to you and your family. Having your drains cleaned regularly could prevent this.
Water flows down the drain more quickly
Part of having plumbing that functions well is that it’s able to drain water swiftly. When your drains are slow to clear, this can lead to standing water in your sink or shower. That standing water can leave behind stains on the sink and can put unnecessary wear on your plumbing, your bathtub and sink basin. Having your drains cleaned can ensure your drainage speed is satisfactory.
Call for plumbing and septic services today
Preventative drain maintenance is crucial to the consistent function of your plumbing, pipes and septic tank system. It is better to nip small issues in the bud than to allow them to become larger problems. When you need plumbing and septic services, give us a call at Thornton Brothers Sewer Service. We’ve been on the job for nearly 50 years, and we’d love the chance to demonstrate our industry expertise in the field of septic, sewer and plumbing services.
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