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4 Problems Drain Cleaning Can Prevent

You probably think about your home drains once a year, if that. They’re silently working out of sight and out of mind, but they incur damage and problems just like anything else you use in your home. There are a lot of problems you can prevent with your home plumbing thanks to drain cleaning in Germantown, MD. Let’s talk about some of them.

Pipe Blockages

Residue builds up in your pipes over time and sticks together. This just makes it easier for hair, toothpaste, and soap scum to build up even further, eventually leading to a blockage. That’s just for your bathroom sink, too. Your kitchen sink can also jam with food particles, which leads into our next drain problem.

There are all these online remedies for this, such as using a solutions of baking soda and vinegar, pouring boiling water down the drain, and more. These aren’t a substitute for drain cleaning services by a professional even if they remedy the problem for a short amount of time.

Unpleasant Smells

Whether it’s food or bacteria that sticks to hair in the drain, dirty drains have a distinct and unpleasant smell. If you’ve ever felt the need to walk around the kitchen and check for the source of a bad odor, look no further than your drains.

There are products that people put into their drains to mask the smell, but it doesn’t get rid of the problem. Drain cleaning with professional tools from experienced plumbers is the only way to properly remove the source of those unpleasant smells.

Unnecessary Pipe Corrosion

Debris sits in your drains, so the water doesn’t have a chance to go down. That water sits there against the metal as air comes into the drain, and that oxygen on wet metal causes it to rust. Rust breaks down the metal bit by bit, and eventually it corrodes a hole straight through your pipes. That leaks to leaks and possibly five figures worth of damage if water leaks out into the walls of your home for long enough.

Extensive Leaks

While you can’t prevent every single leak that your plumbing system runs into, you can prevent a lot of them just by keeping your drains clean. When that pipe corrosion problem we mentioned continues for long enough, completely unchecked, you get leaks in your pipes.

These leaks may go undetected for a while until you find water leaks in your flooring or through your walls, or you lose enough water pressure to indicate a much bigger problem. It’s the last thing you want to happen to your drains, so why take the risk? Don’t avoid annual drain cleaning services.

Let’s Take Care of Those Drains

Drain cleaning should be an annual service in your home. If you don’t already have an appointment set up, it’s time to get started. Let’s help you prevent more drainage issues and pipe problems in the future. All it takes is a phone call or a quick submission through our contact form, and you’re ready to go.

Contact us today to schedule your drain cleaning services as soon as possible.