04 Oct 5 Key Benefits of Drain Cleaning and Good Drainage
The drains in our home generally fall into the category ‘out of sight, out of mind’. But there are many good reasons why you should pay attention to your drains and the drainage system in your home. Our humble drains serve the crucial purpose of removing waste and excess water from the home and releasing it into the sewer. Any issues with the system such as a blockage or a backed up toilet will quickly draw your attention to the importance of your drains. Professional plumbing maintenance can help to keep your drains in a clear and functional condition, maintaining the value of your property and the usability of your home or business. Here we look at five key benefits of drain cleaning and good drainage, which can be achieved with regular plumbing maintenance and care.
Reduced Blockages and Clogs
Drain blockages and clogs can range to the minor and inconvenient, such as a clogged toilet, to the disastrous, such as a clogged sewer line. Drain blockages can result from a buildup of foreign material inside the pipes, old or faulty pipes, or even invasion of tree roots. These clogs can require extensive work to remove and may involve the need for rooter service. Having your local plumber take a closer look at your pipes and drains, and the way you use your plumbing system, can help to prevent these clogs and blockages forming in the first place, and prevent the need for rooter service and invasive plumbing work in the future.
Fixing Slow Drains
Watching water sitting on the floor because your drains are slow can be very frustrating. Slow drains can indicate pipe blockages or issues with drainage in the main sewer line. Slow drains can promote mold and mildew growth, as well as the spread of bad odors through your home. A professional plumbing inspection and cleaning can help to clear drains and speed up the drainage in your home for a cleaner and fresher environment.
Sewers and drains have a smell that we all generally find unpleasant. Clogged and slow drains can cause sewage to sit in the pipes and spread odors around your home. If you notice foul odors in your home, particularly around your plumbing, it’s a good idea to call your plumber as soon as possible to identify what the root issue may be, and to conduct repairs and cleaning where necessary.
A Clean and Pleasant Home Environment
Poor drainage, clogged pipes, and sewage back flows can all detract from your home environment. Slow drains and dripping faucets can cause mold and mildew growth, sewage backflows promote the spread of bacteria and germs, while clogged drains can prevent your toilet flushing. If drain blockages and pipe problems are reducing your home’s cleanliness and your quality of life, call your plumber as soon as possible for drain cleaning or rooter service to get your plumbing, and your home, back to normal.
Safe and Clean Outdoor Areas
Poor drainage systems don’t just cause problems inside the house, they can cause problems outdoors as well. Poor drainage leads to standing water, and this can cause soil erosion, slippery surfaces, mosquito breeding areas, and plant death. If you notice standing water or puddles around your home that could be due to poor drainage, call your plumber to help you identify where your drains might be letting you down.
Drainage problems and pipe blockages can cause a range of issues for homeowners, but many can be easily identified and fixed by a qualified plumber. If you’re experiencing issues with your drainage, give your local plumber a call to help you identify your drain issues, clear blockages, clean your sewage system and get your drainage flowing smoothly again.