Why Clogged Drains Are Dangerous

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Clogged drains are inconvenient because they create a mess. However, the bigger problem is not about clogs being a hassle, but about clogged drains being a real hazard. It might not seem like it, but a clogged drain can actually pose dangers to your household. Bob Oates Sewer and Rooter talks about why a clogged drain can be harmful and how drain cleaning in Kent, WA can help.

Unpleasant Odors

When drain pipes become clogged, it’s usually due to an accumulation of dirt and debris such as soap scum and hair. If the clog is formed in the kitchen sink, the blockage will typically be due to coagulated grease and food scraps, which can very easily rot and be the source of a nasty stench that won’t go away unless you call a drain cleaning company.

Health Risks

When the obstruction in your drains gets considerably big enough to actually impede water flow, then it becomes a cause for concern. Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, and when bacteria is given an environment where it can thrive, diseases are sure to follow. Our drain cleaning services are no substitute for professional medical attention, they can at the very least prevent bacteria buildup or a trip to the hospital due to exposure to said bacterial growth.

Leaky Pipes

If your drains are sufficiently clogged that water cannot enter or leave your home, the water will have to go elsewhere. The extra pressure exerted on the pipes, in addition to the clog itself, is a common cause of home drain pipe leaks. Leaks in your home can be disastrous, causing damage to both your floors and your walls. Before things get out of hand, we can offer drain snaking to deal with standard clogs in your drains.

Expensive Repairs

When you’ve got a clogged drain that results in a burst pipe, repairs can be very expensive. So, if you suspect a clog, contact a plumber right away. The longer you wait, the worse the situation will become.

If you ever need reliable drain cleaning services, contact us. We’d be happy to help.

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