By this point, everyone should know how important drain cleaning is to the health of their drains and sewer systems. If you didn’t know that before, now you do. Drains can develop all kinds of problems that not only lessen their effectiveness but can have effects on the rest of the house. If you want your drains to remain in the best possible operating condition, you are going to need to schedule regular drain cleaning for them. Let’s take a look at the times when you should schedule drain cleaning.
Clogs don’t form all at once, as some may think. Instead, they are formed as waste builds up on the walls of the drainpipe over time. As the waste builds towards the center of the pipe, the flow of water is restricted. Finally, the waste buildup completely obstructs the pipe and the clog is complete. If you want to prevent this from happening, schedule drain cleaning every time you notice that your drain is draining more slowly than it normally does. This is a sign that a clog may be forming in your pipe.
This tends to happen with kitchen sink drains more than any other. If you have bad smells coming out of any of your drains, it could mean that there is something decomposing in the drain pipe. You may also have an issue with your sewer system.
Once a Year
Even if you do not notice any specific issues with your drains, you should still schedule drain cleaning at least once a year. This will help get rid of any waste that may be building up in your drains, and will also help them to continue operating properly.