Cleaning your drains is a part of routine home maintenance that most homeowners procrastinate or neglect. Getting your drains cleaned when there is no problem can seem pointless. However, this bit of preventative maintenance is necessary for homeowners.

Preventing Clogs

Over time, things build up in your plumbing systems. According to Kitchen Infinity, approximately 12% of homeowners called 
local plumbers in the past year. Plenty of those phone calls dealt with clogs in kitchens and bathrooms. Regularly cleaning your drains ensures that the drain is unlikely to become completely stopped. Homeowners should clean the drains annually or bi-annually.

Being Cost Effective

Local plumbers use techniques like hydro-jetting to blast buildup off the walls of your pipes, preventing future plumbing problems. An appointment will cost money, but it’s far cheaper than calling a plumber for emergency services. Plumbers usually charge more for an emergency because they must stop what they do to address the situation immediately.

Making Pipes Last Longer

Debris building up on the walls of your pipes can do a lot more than clog your drain. It can also wear down your pipes. Gross food sticking to the inside of kitchen drains can cause mold, which can shorten the lifespan of plumbing pipes. If drains are left clogged, this puts unnecessary strain on the entire pipe, which ensures the pipe will need to be replaced sooner.

Eliminating Foul Odors

When things stick to your pipes, you’ll eventually begin to smell them. This is especially true when it comes to kitchen drains and food. The food can mold, producing a gross smell that wafts throughout the kitchen. Air fresheners may help short term, but they only temporarily mask the smell instead of addressing the underlying issue.

Creating a Healthier Home Environment

Stagnant water from clogged drains is a massive breeding ground for bacteria and mold. This not only smells bad, but it can hurt the air quality in the home. Over time, this will impact the entire family. The gross odor coming from the drain is another thing that can impact indoor air quality. Cleaning your drains regularly is essential to keep the entire family healthy.

Many products say you can pour them down the drain, but these are often bad for your pipes. Instead, contact local plumbers at Midstate Plumbing Heating & Cooling for drain cleaning services today!

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