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If you are like most people, you are careful with what you put down the drain in your Myrtle Beach, SC home. No matter how careful you are, at one point or another, grease, hair, soap scum, and other harmful liquids will go down the drain. Over time, these liquids will build up inside the pipes, creating a significant clog in the drains. Over time, the clog will cause the water to run through the drains slowly, or not at all. Slow drains or completely blocked drains can be very inconvenient and can make it difficult to get anything done around the house. If you are experiencing slow or clogged drains in your home, you should call a professional in drain cleaning service.
What Is a Drain Cleaning Service?
When you call a plumber to have your drains cleaned, they will bring a high-tech video camera that is attached to a plumbing snake. The plumber will send the camera down into the pipes, so they can get a good view of what is going on inside. The camera will make the clog visible, and it will also allow the plumber to detect any damage within the plumbing system.
Once the plumber has gotten a good look at the pipes, the second phase of this service will begin. The snake that the plumber will use is very powerful. It will be able to clean out any grease, soap scum, and even roots that have built up in the drain. The snake should be able to grab the clog, regardless of the size, ensuring that your pipes are clear. If the plumber detected any damage to the plumbing, they can discuss this with you after, and come up with a plan to make the necessary repairs.
Even if you aren’t experiencing a clog in the drains, there are a few reasons why you should call to have your drains cleaned regularly.
#1 Lower Your Water Bills
If you have noticed that your water bills have increased slowly over time, you could have a plumbing issue that can’t be seen from inside the home. Leaks that lead to the water supply or the septic system will cause you to waste a lot of water without even knowing it. When you call for a service, issues like this one can be caught on the camera, making it unnecessary to dig up the yard. If the camera does show a leak in the pipes, it can be repaired, which will lower your water bill. Also, wasted water is harmful to the environment. Overall, drain cleaning service is the easiest and least invasive way to detect a leak.
#2 Better Water Flow
Any time there is anything foreign in the pipes, it is going to slow down the flow of the water through the drains in your home. It may not even be noticeable at first, but over time, the clog will begin to grow. Soon, the water won’t go down at all. To keep this from happening, you should call a plumber who specializes in drain cleaning service on a regular basis. If there is debris building up, it can be removed before it builds up to a large clog that won’t allow the water to go down the drain.
#3 Eliminate Foul Odors
Have you noticed a foul smell coming from your drains? If so, you should call for a drain cleaning service. Even if the water is flowing freely down the drains, the foul odor is an indication that there is something in the pipes causing the odor. You can try to mask the smell using scented detergent, air fresheners, and scented candles near the drains in your home, but these are just temporary fixes. The foul odor is coming from something in the pipes that has spoiled. Over time, more and more debris will build up in the pipes, making the odor worse and causing a potentially damaging clog. It is best to call for a service as soon as you notice the smell.
#4 Keep Drain Flies Out of the House
There are tiny flies that nest in the slime that can build up in the pipes of your home. They are tiny, and they look like moths. When they nest in the slime within the pipes, they will start hatching eggs in your drain. When the eggs mature, they will fly out of the drain, into the home. When this happens, you will see the tiny bug on the walls and around your drains. When you call a plumber for drain cleaning service, there will be no scum buildup in the pipes for the tiny bugs to nest. When you don’t have bugs nesting in your drains, it will make your home cleaner and healthier.
#5 Drain Damage Repair
An essential part of this service is a thorough examination of the pipes. If your pipes are damaged, you may not even realize it until a leak has occurred. In time, a small leak can cause a damaging flood. Pipe damage in your Myrtle Beach, SC home can occur if the pipes are old, if the pipes are corroded, or if a tree root has grown up through the pipes. The sooner this type of damage is detected during a drain cleaning service, the sooner it can be repaired, which will prevent a significant flood.
If you want to be sure that the plumbing system in your home is safe and clean, you should call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach for drain cleaning service. Our highly trained, highly skilled technicians will make sure that your drains are clean and that your pipes are free of damage. Not only will this keep the water in your drains flowing freely down the drain, but it will also prevent serious plumbing issues in the future. To schedule an appointment for a professional drain cleaning service, give us a call today.