Why Are Clean Drains Important?
The drains within and on the outside of a house are often the most overlooked areas when it comes to both cleaning and maintenance. Take a moment to consider everything that goes down your drains on a daily basis, food, soap, and waste. Drains on the outside of the house must contend with all of nature, including leaves, dirt, and small animals. It is no wonder that they are so susceptible to damage.
Over time, the residue from these various substances causes build up in the drains that make it impossible for water to travel through them. The first signs of this are when you start noticing that water goes down a drain slowly. The price tag on repairs to damaged pipes can be pretty hefty. Usually, people won’t bring in a plumber until the sink begins to smell, which is the worst thing you could possibly do. Odorous backups are the surest sign that a lot of bacteria are in the build up. The bacteria that breed in these conditions can be dangerous if exposed to your family, which they will be.
The best thing that we can recommend you do to avoid a drain disaster is to have your drains looked at by a professional drain cleaning service regularly. The costs of having a plumber come in periodically to inspect your drains are totally eclipsed by the costs of having to have them fully repaired. The plumber can also make sure all the plumbing systems in the house are running properly.
Do not fool yourself into believing that you can handle the maintenance of your drains by relying completely on the various do-it-yourself methods. There are still bacteria and other residue from before you changed your habits and these methods will not properly fix broken pipes. Even if you decide to change your habits we’d still recommend you have a professional drain cleaning service check your pipes out regularly. Frequent visits from your local plumber will prevent potentially very expensive repairs to your entire drainage system. You will be safe and your family will be safe.
Are you in need of drain cleaning for your home in Atlanta? Call Greenlee Plumbing at (678) 386-7513 for professional plumbing services.