The importance of regular drain cleaning may not be fully aware by many homeowners. Some homeowners may consider it an unnecessary and time-consuming task or an unnecessary expense (when having them cleaned professionally). The truth is, it’s better to prevent clogged drain pipes than to fix them, whether you do it yourself or you call in a plumbing specialist. We’re sharing the top 5 benefits of cleaning your drains on a regular basis as part of your home maintenance routine.
1. Better Drainage
Regularly cleaning your drains is the best way to prevent sluggish drainage and standing water. Accumulation of debris, minerals, food, and hair in your kitchen and bathroom drain pipes causes reduced water flow and increased risk of clogs. A telltale sign that your drain needs to be cleaned is a sink that takes an ample time to empty. Proper drain cleaning also helps prevent backflow and ensure more efficient and faster drainage.
2. Preventing Foul Odors in Your Home
Drains in your home can cause foul odors (not just your toilet drain) and that’s because mold spores and bacteria grow and thrive in damp, dark environments like the interior of a drain. A thorough drain cleaning carried out by an experienced and reliable plumbing company delivers the best results when it comes to preventing fetid mold and bacteria in your drain pipes.
3. Prevention of Leaks & Increased Drain Lifespan
Chemical and mineral deposits can build up inside your drain pipes, increasing the risk of corrosion and leaks. Having your drains cleaned by a professional periodically not only prevents pipe leaks but also increases your drain pipes’ lifespan. This can save you from the costs associated with replacing all drain pipes in your home.
4. Reduced Risk of Damage to Your Home
It’s a well-known fact that wastewater is unsanitary because it contains a variety of chemicals and bacteria. In the event of a pipe leak, this wastewater can wreak havoc on your home, causing unsightly discoloration to walls and flooring. Needless to say, this damage can be very costly to fix.
5. Preventing Clogged Drain Pipes
Be advised that professional drain cleaning is much more effective in preventing clogs from forming than a DIY at-home cleaning. Cleaning your pipes using a vinegar and baking soda solution may be a temporary solution in the short term, especially for reducing bad odors caused by mold spores. However, it is not effective in eliminating mold and preventing clogs, which can be formed due to excess debris buildup, limescale deposits, bits of food, and more. We recommend seeking professional drain cleaning services to get the job done right the first time.
We Have Your Drain Cleaning Needs Expertly Covered
At Rebel Refrigeration, we have the necessary expertise, skills, experience, and plumbing equipment to thoroughly clean your drain pipes. If you have any questions or interested in having your drains professionally cleaned, contact us at Rebel Refrigeration by calling (702) 766-9436 or filling out our online contact form to get a free, no-obligation estimate on professional drain cleaning for your home.