Protect Your Pipes: 3 Situations When Drain Cleaning Is Crucial

Posted on: 7 August 2019

When you own your home, maintenance is essential. Without proper maintenance, you risk undermining your investment. Drain cleaning is one area of maintenance that's often overlooked. Unfortunately, that can lead to some serious problems. To protect your pipes, you should clean your drains at least once every couple of years. Beyond that, you should also clean them whenever you're faced with any of the issues described below.

After a Flood

If your home has been flooded, there are certain steps you'll need to take to repair the damage. For most of the damage, a restoration company can clean things up for you. However, even after the water damage has been cleaned up, there's still one area of your home that will require some attention; your drains. Floor drains and clean-out drains may have been filled with mud and debris. Unfortunately, that type of sediment can't be cleaned out with a plunger or an over-the-counter drain cleaner. That's where a drain cleaning service comes into the picture. If you're cleaning up after a flood, have a plumber come out and clean the drains. That way, all the mud and debris will be cleared out.

After an Extended Vacancy

If you've been away from your home for an extended period of time, such as during a business relocation, you'll need to take steps to open things up again. The most important thing you can do is make sure that all the operating systems have a thorough inspection. It's also important that you have your drains cleaned. During your time away, roots may have found their way into the drains. In addition, pests may have found their way into drains. Finally, any waste that was in the drains when you closed your home up, may have dried to form a hard clog. All these problems can be alleviated by having your drains professionally cleaned.

After a Collapsed Sewer Line

If you've recently experienced problems with your sewer lines, especially a collapse, the problem may affect all the drains in your home. This is particularly true if the collapse resulted in a sewage spill or back up into your drains. If that's the case, you need to have your drains cleaned as soon as possible. While you're having your drains cleaned, be sure to have your plumber use a wireless sewer camera to identify areas that require additional repairs.

If you've encountered any of the problems described above, contact a plumber immediately. Providing your drains with a deep cleaning will help alleviate any issues.


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