Drain cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance that should be done often to ensure the proper function of drains, especially in key locations such as the shower or sink. Over time, blockages may slowly build up in these drains, slowing the rate at which they drain water.
There are many benefits to having your drains cleaned. First and foremost is that a drain cleaning will greatly reduce the risk of pipes completely clogging, which can potentially lead to a rupture in the drainage line. A rupture such as this often leads to more damage, which can prove both costly and time consuming in the long run.
In addition, the expense and inconvenience of having emergency plumbing work is easily offset by having a drain cleaning preformed every few years during the summer. Secondly, having drains cleared will improve their function, allowing them to drain water at a more efficient rate. When the drain is functioning more efficiently, the benefits are easily seen, especially in a sink or shower, where it can prevent overflows and flooding. Ensuring proper drainage also makes sure that waste is carried away quickly and not building up in the pipe. A buildup of waste has the potential to lead to a foul smell coming out of the drain, which is unpleasant to be around, and possibly hazardous to the health of the inhabitants of the house.
Third, a drain cleaning provides the chance to check the drainwork for damage to the pipes, which has the potential to lead to serious damage to the building where the drain is located.
The benefit of having the drain cleaning occur during the summer are also evident. Plumbing work done during the summer does not have the risk of frozen pipes, which can lead to the same serious damages and issues that a clogged pipe would lead to. Overall, it is beneficial to have a drain cleaning done every few years, and even more beneficial to have this cleaning done during the summer.
Is it time for your drains to get a proper cleaning? Call Latta Plumbing at (205) 631-6445 and set up an appointment with one of our experts today!