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Don't Forget the Drains During Spring Cleaning

Add Drain Cleaning to the Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is a time of great excitement and anticipation. But, after being cooped up inside for months, there is a high likelihood that the house needs some deep cleaning. During the spring, it is common for homeowners to undertake the process of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is an excellent opportunity to tackle all of those little responsibilities at once, like changing AC filters and checking washing machine water lines. 

It is also a great time to call in the professionals to get drains cleaned. Hiring a drain cleaning company every spring can ensure that homeowners never have to deal with nasty clogs and backups. 

The Importance of Drain Cleaning

drain The drains in a home are designed to handle all of the waste that a home can produce. Hundreds of gallons of water a day flow through the drains of a typical home. Whether from dishwater, toilet flushes, or draining a bathtub, a variety of junk can end up in the drains of plumbing fixtures. Couple this with the fact that foreign debris like toys and food waste can end up in drains, and it’s easy to see why routine maintenance is essential. 

When drains clog, they can cause an awful and embarrassing situation. Some examples of situations caused by clogged drains are:

  • Dishwasher water backing up into the kitchen sink
  • Washing machines that won’t drain
  • Toilets backing up
  • Bath or shower water not draining
  • Foul odors emanating from sinks

All of these problems are caused by normal everyday use but could be prevented with routine drain cleaning

How Professionals Do Drain Cleaning

drain cleaning Professional drain cleaning companies have a variety of tools at their disposal. For routine drain cleaning, often their first go-to is a chemical cleaner. Chemical cleaners should only be used by professionals since many of the chemicals are dangerous and can destroy certain types of piping. However, in the hands of a qualified professional, drain cleaners are very handy for cleaning out drains. 

If clogs are too severe for chemical cleaners, drain cleaning professionals will opt for another method like snaking or hydrojetting. Both of these processes require special equipment and training to operate safely. After snaking pipes or hydrojetting sewer mains, the interior of drain pipes will be just like new. 

Keeping Drains Clean Between Professional Drain Cleaning Visits

To prevent clogged drain emergencies between cleaning visits, it helps to change some habits. Often with good habits, there will be little need for emergency drain cleaning. Some good ideas to keep drains clean all year long are:

  • Install hair catchers in bathtubs and showers to prevent hair from clumping in the drain
  • Keep hair out of bathroom sinks
  • Run the garbage disposal often and flush the sink with hot water
  • Discard food scraps and especially cooking grease in the garbage
  • Keep toilet lids closed to prevent foreign objects from finding their way into the toilet

Adopting these simple habits can keep drains flowing freely all year long. 

About Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning has been serving West Jordan for over a decade. They offer honest and competitive pricing and their phones are always answered by a live person. Call today for water heater repairs or spring drain cleaning in West Jordan.