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Why Preemptive Drain Cleaning is a Good Idea

You probably don’t give much thought to your drains unless they develop a problem. Most people don’t, in fact. Unfortunately, despite their unobtrusive natures, your drains actually serve a very important purpose. If you don’t take good care of them, you could end up with a number of very unpleasant problems. Let’s take a look at one of the professional services that you need to keep your drains in good condition: preemptive cleaning.

Clog Formation

The most common problem that your drains can experience is clogging. Most people first notice clogs when their drain doesn’t actually drain at all. Contrary to popular belief, however, clogs do not suddenly form out of nowhere. They accumulate over time, as waste builds up on the walls of the drain pipe. The more waste builds towards the center, the more restricted the flow of water becomes. Eventually, the waste buildup meets in the center and the pipe is clogged completely. If you notice your drain draining more and more slowly over time, it means that there is a clog forming somewhere in your pipe.

Waste isn’t the only thing that can cause clogs, either. Hard water can cause lime scale to build up in the pipes over time, severely restricting the flow of water. If not caught in time, the lime scale can harden and the pipe will have to be replaced. If you see a chalky white substance building up around your faucet, it means that you probably have lime scale in your pipes.

Drain cleaning helps keep your drains in good condition by clearing out all waste and other material that may be stuck to the walls of your pipes. If you schedule drain cleaning at least once a year, you can rest assured that your drains will be all the better for it.

Call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for comprehensive drain cleaning services throughout Bethesda, MD.