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Signs That You Need Professional Drain Cleaning in Your Home

drain-with-waterChances are, you probably don’t think about the drains and the pipes that run through your home all that often. That’s okay, we wouldn’t really expect you to.

But it’s important to be aware that if your drains aren’t kept in good shape, it can cause a number of problems for you in the long run. It’s important to know when to call a professional for drain cleaning services, to keep your drains as healthy as possible.

And before you ask, no, that bottle of chemical drain cleaner you got at the store is not a good solution. While it can dissolve some types of clogs, it doesn’t leave your system entirely, and can cause further clogs. Plus, the chemicals used in these “solutions” are caustic and can actually cause corrosion.

Are Your Drains Slowing Down?

It’s rare that a clog will develop in one of your drains without any warning. The large majority of drain clogs actually build up over time, as waste sticks to the walls of your pipes and builds inward. As this waste accumulation gets worse, the drain will move water out more and more slowly.

If you discover that one of your drains is draining slower than it usually does, it is probably a good sign that it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning service ASAP. Waiting on this will only give the clog more time to completely prevent you from using that drain until it’s dealt with.

Keep in mind, too, that if you have multiple drains throughout your home that are slow to move water out, it’s a sign that there is a clog deeper in the wastewater system, such as in the sewer line. It’s vital that you have this taken care of right away.

Are You Detecting Bad Odors?

This is a very common sign that you need drain cleaning in your home, particularly when it comes to kitchen drains. As food and other waste stick to the inside of your drain pipe, enough of it can eventually build-up to the point that it starts giving off bad smells. If you notice this, it’s time to call in a pro.

It’s important to remember that bad odors can have multiple different causes, some of which are a bit more serious than others. If, for example, you have bad smells coming out of more than one drain in your home, then like above, the problem might be deeper in your sewer system. The best thing you can do for your pipes and your home hygiene is to give our team a call.

Annual Preventive Drain Cleaning

Professional drain cleaning doesn’t have to just be a reactive service, it can be preventive as well. In fact, it’s recommended that you have video pipe inspection done and professional drain cleaning regularly, perhaps every year or so. This lets our team catch small problems before they grow into bigger ones, and gives you the peace of mind that your plumbing system is in great shape.

For professional plumbing service in St. Louis and beyond, contact Performance Plumbing!

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