In this article, we will discuss four reasons that cleaning your drains and keeping them clear is beneficial.
- Water Will Drain Faster – Perhaps the most obvious effect of having clean drains is you don’t have to put up with standing water. Water backing up from the drain into your sink or shower is not very sanitary.
- Drain Life and Leaks – Clearing your drain and keeping it clean helps improve the life of your drain itself and the pipes involved. Regular backups can put undue pressure on your drain system.
- Prevent Damage to Your Home – Drain backups can cause leaks. These small leaks can be causing havoc behind the walls and end up causing expensive damage to your home or even mold, which is very bad for your health.
- Prevent Odors – Drains that are bogged down with blockage will often smell. These smells can be very bad and bothersome. If you have guests over and they get a whiff of your drains, they may not be very pleased.
There are over-the-counter solutions that can help with drain blockage. But in our experience we have found these applications lacking. They may be able to temporarily create a path through your clogged drain but the clog is surely to return , and quickly.
A full professional cleaning is the best way to go if you want to protect your home from damage and foul smells.