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Benefits of a Summer Drain Cleaning

 

Benefits of a Summer Drain CleaningThere are many reasons why your drains should be cleaned during the Summer in order to prevent serious plumbing problems. Overusage of drain cleaners that are purchased at the store contain chemicals that can harm your pipes. It's advisable to turn to a professional to clean your pipes routinely.

One of the leading causes of blockages in your pipes is hair. Even if you use a screen to prevent the hair from creating a clog in the pipes, the hair and other debris can still sneak past the screen and create a clog in your bathroom drain. Kitchens that contain a garbage disposal are spots for nasty clogs that are created by the disposal being overloaded. Meats and other foods can build up in the pipes. These clogs can create a nasty odor because of the bacteria building up in the drains. Grease being poured down a kitchen sink will also cause a backup. The grease will solidify when it cools and will clog the drain.

You may notice that over the Winter your water pressure has begun to decrease or you may be having issues with your water heater. If you have hard water, calcium can build up in your pipes and cause these issues. In order to prevent this from happening, minerals should be routinely cleaned from your drains.

Summertime is a time of growth as far as trees and plants go. The root system of a tree can overcome your drains and cause serious issues in the home. It's common for someone with a root issue to flush their toilet and experience a backup in their shower. Sometimes a clothes washer may begin to drain and there is a backup in the basement. Roots are naturally attracted to the nutrients of your water and will grow in a pattern that seeks out these nutrients.

You should be sure to maintain and protect your home on a routine basis by calling in a professional to give your drains a Summertime cleaning. So give Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating a call at (510) 843-6904 and we'll make sure everything is running smoothly.

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