Why Do I Need to Clean My Drains?

  Filed under: Pipe Maintenance, Plumbing

Clean drains are an asset that we take for granted until they inevitably break down from repetitive use. Homeowners have, or will, run into this problem at one point or another. Understanding the benefits of keeping your drains clean is the first step to becoming aware on how to maintain them. Here are four reasons as to why clean drains will save you from a hassle in the long run.

Speedy Drainage

The work that comes with keeping the drains clean while running efficiently yields benefits in the short-term and long-term. Fast draining sinks will allow for a shorter “cooldown” time between uses. If water is “standing” in the sink or toilet bowl, it cannot be used until the water seeps down the clogged drain slowly. Getting this problem fixed sooner rather than later is the best approach. Once water starts to “stand” in the sink or toilet bowl, it will only get worse over time.

Elongated Lifespan

Taking good care of your pipes is a benefit to you and your wallet in the long run. While drain maintenance may be an expense that is tempting to exclude in favor of other monetary expenses, much like the “standing water”, the problem will only get worse over time. If left unchecked, chemical deposits will build up along the inside of the pipes and will corrode them over time. An easy solution to this is to simply have your pipes cleaned routinely by an experienced plumber.

Unpleasant Odors

While the toilet is the usual suspect when it comes to foul odors coming from the bathroom, any single pipe is just as likely to be the true culprit. Any pipe that is clogged is the perfect home for mold. Dark and damp areas are the ideal breeding spaces for mold to grow, and clogged drains check each of these boxes. The regular use of the toilet, shower, or sink is not enough to expel the mold. Proper cleaning with the right materials and a combination of chemicals can fully expel the the mold.

Protect Your Home

Clogged drains can also cause corrosion and backflow on toilets, potentially resulting in flooding and water damage. These problems have serious ramifications which will affect both your household and your wallet. As this water is filled with bacteria and chemicals, it will damage almost any type of flooring that you may have in your house, even more so than just a regular water leak. Discoloration of the flooring can result in you not only having to replace your pipes, but also your floors and any other furniture or personal items damaged. This will certainly be a larger chunk of change out of your pocket than it would have been for getting the pipes preventatively cleaned.

Take action now, even if it’s just getting your pipes inspected, to save yourself the trouble of dealing with clogged pipes down the line. At Fosh Plumbing and Heating, we work tirelessly to resolve any drainage issues that you may have. Your satisfaction with our work and the efficiency of your drainage system is of the utmost importance to us. Maintaining your property is beneficial in the short-term and long-term both financially and physically. You deserve the best, and so does your property. Contact us today for a free estimate!