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Why You Should Schedule Regular Drain Cleaning

The drains in your home don’t seem to emit any foul odors, nor do you have to deal with the wastewater that moves down the pipes and into the sewer. So why should you bother with regular drain cleaning? Drains tend to accrue a lot of buildup over the years, but you may assume they’re built tough enough to handle it. However, an unexpected drain clog can leave you without any use of your sinks and fixtures, and possibly with some troublesome sewage backup in your home.

Many people don’t call a professional for drain services until nothing will move down the drains or when they notice backup in the home. But drain clogs can be detrimental to your home if sewage begins to accumulate and enter through the drains, causing a health hazard and some potential damage to your property.

Besides, drain cleaning is simply not a job that should be left to someone without any experience or without the right equipment. Home drain cleaning liquids that are available for purchase at hardware stores and grocery stores are toxic to humans and can cause eye or skin irritation and injury. They are also fairly ineffective at removing or preventing many types of blockage and may actually damage the pipes.  Professionals have the tools and equipment to take care of nearly any type of obstruction, including fats, oils, and grease that may solidify in the pipes and trap any debris that travels past.

Drain clogs rarely occur at a convenient time for you to schedule services, and you’ll be without vital water-using appliances while you wait for your repair technician to show up. That’s why it’s best to schedule drain cleaning annually, to remove any existing blockage and clear out the lining of the pipes so that drain clogs do not reoccur in the future.

When you schedule drain cleaning with Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, you’ll get the added benefit of video pipe inspection with your service. A plumber will use a thin fiber optic cable with a video camera at one end so that they can view a live feed and feel confident that the drains are clean, and can even inform you of any leaks in your plumbing. Give us a call today to learn more about the benefits of professional drain cleaning in Bethesda.