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The drains to your home have to hand a great deal of material. Every day, food, waste, and dirty water travel through your drains. Bacteria, viruses, and even allergens take the same path through those drains. It’s no wonder they can become clogged and foul-smelling. Drain cleaning is something you should do on a routine basis to ensure those plumbing lines in your home are properly maintained. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas, we can provide you with fast, reliable drain cleaning in Irving, TX, and the surrounding area.
Why Is Cleaning the Drain So Important?
Drain cleaning in Irving, TX, is an important part of routine maintenance for homeowners and business property owners. By properly maintaining your drains, it is possible to preserve their lifespan and minimize a variety of costly problems. Here are some of the key benefits of doing so.
Ensure Blockages Do Not Happen
The biggest goal of routine drain cleaning is that you can avoid some of the most costly problems in home plumbing repair. When material travels down these drains, it is very common for it to get lodged in the drain at various points. As it does so, the drain no longer allows for material to pass through. Your sink, toilet, or other drain backs up. You will notice this with:
- Slow-moving drains
- Sinks that will not drain at all
- Burping or gurgling sounds
- Water that flows back up the drain
There are many reasons this happens. Sometimes, large items simply lodge in the lines. This is common in the kitchen sink, for example, when food particles get caught in the lines. One easy way to avoid this is to avoid shoving food down the drain and to use a garbage disposal.
Another common situation involves the use of grease. If grease flows into the drain, it will solidify and cause a blockage. In addition, this grease sticks to the sides of the lines. Over time, this grease and other sticky materials will narrow the opening and the available area for water to flow through it. That becomes harder and harder for water to flow down until it no longer can. Drain cleaning will remove this to allow water to flow again.
If you have any type blockage – including those free tree roots growing in your sewer lines – it is critical to remove them. If you do not, it can cause the drains to stop working, allowing water, waste, and sewage to flow back into the home. This is a very costly problem, and one that occurs when proper draining cleaning is not done on a consistent basis.
Prevent Foul Odors
Another reason for drain cleaning is because it can prevent and remove foul odors. Remember all of that material flowing down the drain? All of this can sit in various little pockets in the lines. Over time, this allows for bacteria and mold to grow. That creates an intense smell that is hard to get rid of even if you dump cleaning chemicals into the drain – that is never something you should do!
Instead, let our team provide proper drain cleaning. Cleaning out these drains allows for all of that backed up material to flow away and out of your home. Keep in mind that as professionals, we can do this in a very different manner than what you would do at home. Because we use high powered jets of water, we can get rid of much more of that backup than you may be able to do using just your average faucet.
Faster and More Efficient Draining
As noted, one of the most common signs of the need for professional cleaning is a slow-moving drain. It is important for you to consider the value of fixing this right away. If the drains move slowly, material has more time to sit around in your sink, shower, tub, or other areas. The longer that sits around, the more bacteria and mold builds. That makes cleaning these areas much harder to do.
In addition, when you have proper cleaning done, you can prolong the life of your pipes and drains themselves. This means less need to replace them in the short term and more opportunity for the drains to allow water to flow easily for years to come.
How Often Should You Have Your Drains Cleaned?
One of the first things to remember is that you can perform basic cleaning methods yourself. Don’t stuff things down the drain and use the small drain cover to remove as much material from your sink as possible. You also don’t want to flush any type of cleaning wipe or paper towel. These will not break down.
Another concern is with tree roots. There is not much you can do to notice when this is going to be a problem, nor to prevent it. That is a good reason to have routine drain cleaning done by a professional. When we use a high-pressured jet of water to clean out these drains, it will help to remove tree roots that are smaller and just starting to cause a problem. If you wait too long, the roots will be too large to clean away like this.
For most property owners, routine maintenance is important as well. Call our professionals at least one time a year for a drain cleaning and jetting service. You may benefit from this more often if you have had problems in the past. Sometimes, you may not need it as often – our team can give you more insight when you give us a call.
Don’t Put Off the Drain Cleaning You Need – Give Us a Call
When it comes to drain cleaning, our team at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas is ready to help you. We provide professional services for both preventative and repair needs in Irving, TX, and the surrounding area. Whether you have an emergency or not, call our team immediately for help.