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Keys to Having Clean Drains in Your Home



Do you want to avoid costly clogged drains or potential burst pipes in your home? Are you tired of waiting too long for your sink or tub to drain?

Has your sink or tub overflowed in the past because of a slow drain? The key to preventing all of these issues is to invest in regular drain cleaning services.

Fall is drain cleaning season because it’s convenient to add it to your fall house prep and it’s a great way to ensure your holiday get-togethers are not punctuated with annoying drain problems. Here are some tips to keep your drains clean at home:

What is the Best Way to Clean the Drains?

Many homeowners will reach for a bottle of liquid chemical drain cleaner to get the job done, however, these products may be economical and easy to use, but they cause lasting damage to your pipes.

Store-bought drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that corrode your pipes and cause weak spots prone to burst with repeated use. If that’s not a reason to stop using them, we are not sure what is!

26The best way to keep your drains clean is with professional drain cleaning services. High-pressure water jets are used to loosen clogs and clean them out.

At the same time, the water jets will smooth out the inside texture of the pipe, making it harder for clogs to reform.

This service is best left to a professional because a trained plumber will know the limits of the pipe and use a safe intensity of pressure that will not damage the pipe or cause it to shift out of place.

What Causes Clogged Drains?

Many things contribute to a clogged drain. For example, hair, skin flakes, grease, oil, bits of food and naturally occurring minerals collect in the drain and create a blockage. When these materials build up in the drain, they stick to the pipe wall and harden over time, making them increasingly difficult to remove.

Is there a DIY Clog Removal Option?

Calling a plumber each time you have a clogged drain is not an ideal situation. The best way to quickly and safely remove a clog is by plunging the drain with your plunger.

The suction will help dislodge the clog and allow it to flush through the system. If plunging the clog doesn’t work, it’s then time to call a plumber because the issue may be more serious than it seems.

For help keeping your drains running smoothly, trust the experts at Performance Plumbing Inc. Call 636-334-3999 for service in the St. Louis, MO, and St. Charles area.

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