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If you have ever discovered a sewage back-up in your basement near the floor drain, then you know just how disgusting and unsettling a sewage drain blockage can be. However, what you may not realize is that there are ways to avoid this eventuality. Outside of practicing good sewage habits, regular drain cleaning service is an excellent way to prevent blockages from ever reaching the point where you have to clean them out of your sinks or floors. Like most things, the best way to avoid a drain clog is by hiring a regular drain cleaning service to periodically clean your lines.
Outside of being disgusting and annoying, sewer blockages have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage. If you experience a backup and do not address it right away, or notice the pooling water in your basement or lower floor, then there is a good chance flood damage will occur. Flood damage will not only require the aid of a water remediation expert, but it is something that has to be noted if you choose to sell your home down the line. When you think about how that could hurt a future sale, paying for a regular drain cleaning service will seem like a great deal in exchange. Here are just a few of the many other benefits of regular drain cleaning.
Stop Odorous Drains in Their Tracks
Have you ever walked by the kitchen or bathroom sink and noticed a foul odor? That foul odor is probably a sign that you need to call a drain cleaning service. Bacteria, mold, and sewage that combine and stick to the sides of your pipes let off a pretty noxious smell. When you have your drains cleaned, all of the debris that you cannot see but can smell will be removed from the sides of your drain system. The end result will be the elimination of bad odors so that you can once again breathe comfortably in your home.
Keep an Eye on Invasive Tree Roots
If you have an older home, or a home with many shrubs and/or a large tree in the front yard then there is a good chance that your problems stem from your landscaping. Tree and shrub roots can be terribly invasive and they can infiltrate your sewer lines causing a blockage to form. Regular drain cleaning can help catch the roots while they are still small and easily removed so that you don’t have to deal with a massive block later on. In addition, if left too long tree roots can actually break your sewer line which will result in a much larger repair bill. Replacing a sewer line is not a cheap prospect, so staying on top of any roots that may cause potential problems is the best course of action.
Repair Drain Damage As It Occurs
Along that same train of thought, a regular drain cleaning service will not only clean out drain lines but keep an eye on the general health of your sewer lines. This is an area where ignorance is not bliss because you want to keep ahead of any damage even if you cannot see it. Believe it or not, problems with your drains and basement piping can cause damage to the flooring and the walls of your basement, which also happen to double as your home foundation. Regular visits from a plumber to clean out your drains can help you spot corroded pipes or problem some tree roots before the issue is so large that water spots are popping up everywhere. At this point, the problem will be much more costly to troubleshoot.
Reduce Your Water Bills
If your Glen Allen, VA home is older, you may have a water leak in your pipes that you don’t know anything about. If you have always had a higher water bill then you probably won’t think anything of it. However, a leak will increase your water usage which means you may be paying for water that is literally just being thrown away. Even worse, the leak could be slowly damaging your walls or flooring which means that you will end up paying twice for the wasted water- for usage and repairs.
As part of a drain cleaning service, your plumber should keep an eye on your pipes and recommend a more thorough inspection if he or she sees anything that is of concern while cleaning them out. Many people notice immediately after a drain cleaning that their water bills drop down, which is a great perk of keeping on top of your piping. It may even cover the cost of your drain cleaning over time making it even more worth it.
Increase Your Water Pressure
Another great benefit is increased water pressure. If a partial or full blockage is discovered during the drain cleaning service the plumber will remove it. One thing you will notice right away is that your water pressure will instantly improve in your home. Anytime there is a blockage anywhere in your system it decreases the flow of oxygen and water which can affect water pressure all over your home. Removing it will instantly remove the problem and suddenly your water will be able to flow freely which means you will finally get much-coveted water pressure back while in the shower.
Contact a Professional Plumber for Drain Cleaning Service Today
If you are experiencing drain issues or have not had a plumber inspect your drains for years, it is time to call and schedule a drain cleaning service. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Richmond serving Glen Allen, VA works with customers who need their drains cleaned all of the time. We would be happy to come out and assess your home’s drain system and recommend a cleaning program if necessary.