What Happens When Drain Cleaning Is Neglected?

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Even though your home’s drains are sturdy, they still need regular maintenance to function at peak efficiency. One way to keep your drains functional is to schedule routine drain cleaning services. And while you may have reasons to bump drain cleaning down on the to-do list, completely neglecting getting your drains cleaned can lead to some pretty gnarly consequences.

Below are a few issues you might come across when drain cleaning services take a back seat.

Frequent Drain Clogs

Some of the things you flush down the toilet could get stuck on the pipes and eventually clump together to create a blockage that prevent wastewater from flowing to the mains. These blockages rarely go away on their own and need more than just liquid drain cleaners to get rid of, so if you do manage to get your drains clean via DIY but not through professional means, then you can expect those clogs to come back.

Standard clogs can be dealt with using professional drain snaking, which Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter offers.

Reduced Plumbing Lifespan

Disregarding the need for help from a drain cleaning company can drastically shorten the life of your plumbing system. A clogged drain is less efficient, thus it needs to work harder to be able to do its job. The unnecessary strain can take a toll on your drain system.

Structural Damage

Drains that haven’t been maintained properly are more likely to have leaks, resulting in rust and holes forming. Leaks, unfortunately, can do a lot of damage to your house. You could end up having to spend a lot of money fixing it if you put off drain cleaning. If you want to avoid unpleasant surprises like the one above, working with a competent drain cleaning company is important.

Unpleasant Odors

Unclean drains provide ideal conditions for the growth of germs. In breaking down the organic matter in the wastewater, these microorganisms may produce an unpleasant stench, which will then make its way into your living space. This foul smell will persist despite your best efforts to eliminate it unless you deal with the underlying cause. Ensuring frequent drain cleaning is one way to achieve this.

Should you have any concerns regarding your drains, be sure to contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter right away. Call us or fill out the online form.

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