Is a Drain Cleaning Before the Holidays Worth It?
At Summit Heating & A/C, we understand that the holiday season is stressful for everyone for various reasons, and needed operations like a drain cleaning are often overlooked. All too often, people assume that they won’t need a drain cleaning as long as their plumbing seems to be working. We’ll take a look at some signs that you need a drain cleaning in Denver along with some holiday plumbing tips to ensure that all of your plans go as well as possible.
How Do You Know If You Need a Drain Cleaning?
Chances are that if you are wondering whether you should have your drains cleared and cleaned out before the holidays, there is a reason! It’s a good idea to have plumbing professionals at least take a look at your plumbing if you’re having doubts. Here are some signs that you most likely would benefit from having a holiday drain cleaning.
If you find that your sinks all drain more slowly than when they were first installed, you may have an issue. It’s completely normal for sinks to have built-up gunk from years of usage. Our plumbing professionals will be able to sort out a semi-clogged or fully clogged sink for you!
Another sign of a possible need to have your piping looked at is when your toilet overflows often. Situational overflows are common, but when there seems to be no apparent reason, it’s a good idea to have your pipes assessed by professional plumbers.
If your kitchen drains have a bad smell to them, there is likely a blockage. All of the bits of food that are washed down tend to coalesce and form blockades of foul odors. Getting these drained out will help with the smell as well as sink functionality! If flies keep coming out of your drains, that is a surefire sign that something is being held in it that attracts them. That gunk can get knocked out by a professional cleaning, and your fly problem and drain problems will be simultaneously solved.
Pipes often make sounds in your walls, but if there are almost always weird noises associated with flushing your toilet or when liquid goes through your drain, there could be a problem.
What If You’re Too Busy to Have a Professional Cleaning?
If you’re too busy to deal with a cleaning, we understand. The holidays are stressful and involve so much preparation. However, keep in mind that if you have bad drains, it’s only a matter of time before they clog fully. Once the drains fully clog, it becomes an emergency that has to be solved as soon as possible. Carving out time, however difficult it may be, is your best hope of avoiding needing an emergency cleaning.
What Is Causing You to Need a Cleaning?
Only the plumbers who inspect your pipes can tell you what the reason is behind the apparent blockade there is. One of the most common causes of it is material blockage. Material blockage happens because too much gunk has passed through your pipes and is ameliorated only with routine drain cleaning. Bathroom drains often get clogged by a buildup of hair and other small bits of things that turn into scum that must be cleaned out regularly.
For those of you who have kitchen drain issues, the causes are similar. Sticky foods such as pasta can lead to your drains needing to be cleaned.
Why Should You Pay Plumbers to Do This Service for You?
For those who are DIY-inclined, you may be wondering why you should pay plumbers to do the service for you. One major reason to utilize the professionals at Summit Heating & A/C to clean your drains is that we will do the job correctly using state-of-the-art tools. For example, video inspections of drains allow professionals to look at your pipes and find and document the specific cause of the blockade.
Rather than just use a drain cleaner down your drains, professionals can use higher-pressure water jets. These take the form of small hoses that attach to your pipes and shoot high-pressure water through them to help clean them without ruining their lining.
What Are the Benefits of Proactively Having Drains Cleaned?
While many people come to plumbers for emergency drain cleaning, there are plenty of benefits to being proactive about your drains.
First and foremost, you can help prevent clogs before they even start becoming an issue. Though it’s easy to get behind on maintenance, it’s important to remember that you can help your piping work flawlessly by simply having it maintained routinely. This will wipe out those bits of scum that begin to build up long before you’ll be able to smell them or see evidence of them.
Second, you’ll most likely notice an instant speed boost to your drains! Your drains will work like new. Best of all, servicing them early will help ensure that the lining stays intact and you don’t develop more issues with your drains. Your holiday guests using them probably won’t have used anything quicker!
Third, you’ll avoid having those embarrassing episodes involving toilet bowl overflows. Avoiding problem points like this will help your holiday gatherings go without a hitch. On the plus side, you will also be able to enjoy the peace of mind of counting on your toilet to flush for your own use.
Fourth, you will be able to kill bad smells before they start. Over time, this could even help you save money at the grocery store, as you won’t need to buy odor concealers for your kitchen and bathroom. Your guests will get to enjoy the gathering more fully without smelling those pesky odors associated with scum building up in your drains!
Fifth, a major plus to having routine drain cleaning done by professional plumbers is that you get to help prevent potential water damage in the long run. Water damage can happen if a pipe has a blockade and bursts partially as a result of it. There are numerous other issues that can happen if drain work is left until the very last minute, so tread with caution if that is the path that you ultimately choose.
Get Ready for Some Peace of Mind!
This holiday season, you can impress guests and be impressed yourself with how well all of your pipes and drains function! By having a team of professionals at Summit Heating & A/C tackle this task for you, you can operate with peace of mind knowing that your plumbing is covered for events and festivities of all types and sizes!
While it may be tempting to just leave it until the last minute, don’t let your drain and piping problems get ahead of you this year. The peace of mind you experience will be greater than what you’ve probably imagined as you let the professionals handle the nasty business, leaving you to handle all of your holiday party task items.
In addition to cleaning drains, our team of plumbers provides drain and pipe repair, sewer line repair, leak detection, and water heater services. We also have experienced HVAC technicians available to help with all your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. Contact us today for more information or to set up an appointment.