Your drains play a vital role in removing waste from your home or business. We often take for granted how much time it saves us – could you imagine having to dump used water manually? Most people don’t even think about their drains until it’s too late. Don’t wait until your drains are clogged or leaking to acknowledge them. Mr. Rooter Plumbing's local plumbers recommend that all property owners proactively maintain their drains to prevent headaches later on. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
So, what are the benefits of regular drain cleaning? In short, the benefits range from a better smelling home, cash savings, and long-lasting drains.
No one wants to stand in filthy water but that is exactly what happens when your shower drains are clogged and the water backs up, covering your feet in dirty water. This is even more significant in toilet drains and kitchen drains as the smell and bacteria can be devastating. By cleaning your drains, you will ensure that water will drain quickly without backflow. Not only does this make doing chores easier, but it also prevents odors and bacteria from forming.
Limit Foul Odors
Picture this: you are in your kitchen preparing the ingredients for a delicious dinner when, suddenly, you get a whiff of putrid, rotting food. You sniff around to find its source and discover the funky smell is coming from your kitchen sink. When your drains go uncleaned for a long period of time, unwanted waste can accumulate and sit in your pipes. Worse, mold spores absolutely love a dark and damp environment. Buildup of mold and bacteria can produce unpleasant smells and even contaminate your food. Don’t rely on regular flow of water to get rid of these uninvited guests. Giving your drains a proper cleaning can destroy mold spores and bacteria that may be clinging to your pipes.
Regular drain cleaning will help prevent the buildup of chemical deposits along the inside of your pipes. These chemical deposits can eat away at your pipes over time and lead to leaks. Pipe replacements are expensive. This is why prolonging the life of your drains is so important. With a little bit of drain maintenance, you can postpone that pipe replacement appointment for a few years.
Save Big on Repairs
As mentioned earlier, chemical deposits can cause corrosion of your home’s pipes and clogs can cause backflow. The side effects of these situations can cost you lots of money both in the short term and the long run.
For beginners, those small leaks that you are unaware of can reveal themselves in the form of expensive water bills. That’s right, that leaking water is going to be charged to you by your utility company. Worse, the leaking water has to go somewhere, right? More often than not, the water will go straight down and eat away at your walls and flooring, causing them to discolor and even rot over time. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Prevent massive expenses like pipe replacements and water damage repair by investing a small amount of your time on drain cleaning today.