We’ve written a number of blogs in the past on the benefits of drain cleaning, but there is a balance to be struck when it comes to maintaining your drains. Scheduling drain cleaning services too often is at best a waste of money, and at worst can actually damage your drains depending on the type of method used. If you want to make sure that your drains remain in good shape, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for certain signs that they need cleaning. Let’s take a look at those signs now.
When you get an occasional drain clog, you may use off-the-shelf cleaners to get rid of it. We don’t recommend that, as store bought cleaners tend to be incredibly corrosive to plumbing pipes. If you’re getting frequent clogs, though, it’s an indication that you probably have a level of waste built up in the pipes that cannot be removed without professional services. Call for drain cleaning services if you notice this.
The more waste builds up on the walls of your drain pipes, the greater the likelihood that it will start to smell. If you have bad smells coming out of your drains, it’s a sign that you probably have advanced waste buildup in your pipes. If you have this problem with multiple drains, though, the issue might be located further down in your sewer system.
Before a clog actually occurs, the waste buildup will restrict the flow of water through your drains. If you notice that your drain is draining more slowly than it normally does, you should call for drain cleaning services. The sooner you get your drains cleaned, the more clogs you can prevent.