In a perfect world, the water in your home will flow freely and quickly down the drains. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. Over time, soap scum, grease, hair, food, and debris can start to build up inside the pipes. Over time, the buildup can accumulate to a full-blown clog. When this happens, the water won’t go down the drains, and it can make life in your home difficult and inconvenient. If you are experiencing slow or clogged drains, you should schedule an appointment to have your drains cleaned.
During a drain cleaning service, the plumber will send a snake down your drain, often with a camera involved. This will allow them to see what is clogging your drains, making the water drain slowly or not at all. By the time the service is complete, the water will be flowing down the drain freely again.
If you still aren’t sold on scheduling a drain cleaning service, you should understand all the benefits of having the service performed.
#1 A Safe Way to Remove a Clog
When many people have a slow or clogged drain, they will buy a liquid drain cleaning product. Unfortunately, these products don’t always work. If the liquid drain cleaner isn’t effective, you will still need to call for a drain cleaning service. Another problem with these drain cleaners is that they are full of harmful chemicals that can cause your pipes to erode, which can be a costly problem. When you call for an appointment to have your drains cleaned, the plumber will use safe and effective methods to remove the clog, such as snaking and hydro-jetting. This will give you peace of mind that the clog has been removed safely.
#2 Remove Odors from the Drain
If you walk by the sink in your home, and you smell something foul, there is a good chance that there is a nasty clog in the drain. Food and grease can clog your drains, and it can spoil, causing a horrible smell. When you call for a professional drain cleaning service, whatever is clogging the drain and causing the smell will be removed. As soon as the service is complete, your home will smell nice again.
#3 Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Fruit flies are nasty little insects, and that multiply very rapidly. If you have food and grease clogged up in the drain, these flies materialize and create an unsanitary situation in your kitchen. When you call for a service, whatever is built up in the pipes will be removed, and your fruit fly issue will be eradicated. The sooner you have your drains cleaned, the sooner the fruit flies will be gone.
#4 Reduce the Risk of Plumbing Emergencies
There is nothing worse than experiencing a plumber emergency at the most inconvenient time possible. If you have your drains cleaned regularly, you can reduce the risk of having a plumbing emergency occur. Not only will this help avoid an inconvenient situation, but it will also save the money that it costs for an emergency plumbing service.
#5 A Thorough Inspection of Your Pipes
During a drain cleaning service, the plumber will send a snake down the drains in your Myrtle Beach, SC home, with a camera attached. This will allow the plumber to see what is stuck in the drains, and all check the overall health of your drains. If there is a small leak somewhere deep in the pipes, you won’t even know. Over time, a small leak like this can cause water damage. During a drain cleaning service, your plumber can catch minor issues early, which could end up saving you thousands of dollars.
#6 Plumbers Use a Variety Of Drain Cleaning Methods
During a drain cleaning service, the plumber will show up to your Myrtle Beach, SC home with more than just a drain snake.
In some cases, the drain snake is all they will need to remove a clog. If the inside of the pipes is coated with grease, soap scum, and other debris, a drain snake won’t necessarily work. In cases like this, the plumber can perform a high-pressure water jetting service. During a drain cleaning service, you can be sure that the plumber use whatever cleaning method necessary to make sure that your drains are clean and clear before they leave your home.
#7 Increase the Lifespan of Your Plumbing System
If you schedule a drain cleaning service every year, it can increase the lifespan of your plumbing system. Like most things in your home like your heating system and your air conditioning system, your plumbing system will function better with regular maintenance. Because it is costly to repair or replace a plumbing system, paying to have your drains cleaned every year is well worth the cost.
#8 Quiet Your Drains
If you hear a gurgling sound when water goes down the drain, it is not a good sign. The sound means that there could be a clog in the drain. When this happens, the water will change its course to fit through small spaces, which will cause the gurgling sound. When you have your drains cleaned, it will quiet your drains.
#9 Peace of Mind
One of the best reasons to have a drain cleaning service performed is the peace of mind that you will have. Knowing that your drains are clean and clear and aren’t at risk of clogging is a good feeling. You will also have peace of mind that there are no leaks or erosion in your pipes, which could lead to an expensive problem.
The best way to be sure that your pipes are clear and healthy is to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach every year to have your drains cleaned. Our plumbers are highly trained and highly experienced, so you can be sure that they get the job done right. We will send our plumber to your home with all the necessary equipment to remove any clog, whether it is big or small. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.