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When to Call for Professional Drain Cleaning

DrainWe’re going to bet that you don’t think about the drains in your home all that often. That’s okay. Not many people do. However, it’s important to note that if you don’t keep your drains in good shape they can cause a variety of issues for you in the long run. You need to know when to call for professional drain cleaning services, so that your drains can be as healthy and efficient as possible. Have a look at the following signs that it’s time for professional drain cleaning services.

Slow Draining

It’s pretty unlikely for a clog to form in one of your drains without warning. The vast majority of drain clogs form over time, as waste sticks to the walls of the pipe and builds inward. As the waste buildup becomes worse, the drain will drain more and more slowly. If you notice one of your drains draining more slowly than it normally does, it’s probably a good indication that you should call for drain cleaning services as soon as you can. Waiting will just give the clog more time to completely prevent you from using that drain until it is dealt with.

Awful Smells

This is a very common sign of a need for drain cleaning services, especially when it comes to kitchen drains. As food and other waste sticks to the inside of the drain pipe, enough of it can eventually build up to the point that it starts to give off a pretty heinous smell. If you have horrible smells coming out of one of the drains in your home, you should call a professional plumber to clean it out for you.

It is important to note that horrible smells can have multiple causes, some of which are more serious than others. If you have bad smells coming out of multiple drains in your home, then there is likely a deeper issue in the sewer system than a simple drain clog. You should call for repairs as soon as you can, in case the issue has the potential to cripple your sewer system.

Annual Preventive Drain Cleaning

You should know that professional drain cleaning doesn’t have to be in response to a clogged drain. Drain cleaning can be an excellent preventive measure to keep your drains running smoothly, even if you haven’t noticed any specific signs that your drains are in trouble. You should try to have preventive drain cleaning done on all of your drains at least once every year or two if you want to keep them as healthy as possible. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your drains cleaned, or you’ve never had them cleaned at all, now would be a good time to call your plumber and schedule an appointment.

Pipeworks Inc. offers a full range of drain cleaning services throughout Mackinaw, IL. If you need help with your drains, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional plumbers. We’ll make sure that your drain system stays in good shape.  

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