You rely on the plumbing system in your Irving, TX home for many daily household tasks. When you turn on the water, you expect clear water to come from the faucet. You also expect water and waste to go down the drain and exit your home. If either part of your plumbing system isn’t functioning properly, life in your home will be challenging.
Proper maintenance is essential in keeping your plumbing system functioning properly. One way you can maintain your plumbing service is to have an annual drain cleaning service performed. If you aren’t sure whether this service is worth the time or the cost, you should understand how this service can benefit your home and family.
#1 Prevent Standing Water In Your Sinks and Bathtubs
Is there standing water in your sink? Are you left standing in water up to your ankles when you turn off the shower? If so, you can benefit from a drain cleaning service.
If the water won’t go down the drain, there is a clog preventing it from going down the drain. When you schedule a drain cleaning, a plumber will clear the drains, allowing the water to flow freely.
#2 Prevent Slow Drains
If it takes time for the water to go down the drain in your sink or tub, simple tasks will take longer than necessary because you will need to wait for the water to drain. This issue can be avoided if you have a drain cleaning performed.
The water is draining slowly due to a clog in the drain. If you allow the problem to persist, the clog in the drain will get larger, and eventually, the water won’t go down at all. A drain cleaning service will remove the clog in its entirety, allowing the water to flow freely down the drain.
#3 Quiet Noisy Drains
Do your drains make a gurgling sound when the water is running? If so, it is a sign you have a significant issue on your hands. When there is a large clog in the drain, the water will need to change directions to get past the clog. This change in direction creates air in the drains and causes a gurgling sound. If you allow the problem to persist, it won’t be long before the drain clogs completely, and you can’t use the sink or tub with the clog.
An annual drain cleaning service will remove the entire clog, preventing major drain issues later.
#4 Keep Your Kitchen Smelling Fresh
If there is a foul smell in your kitchen, and you can’t figure out where it is coming from? If so, the odor could be wafting up from the drain. As careful as you are with what you put down the kitchen sink, grease and food will end up in the drain. If a clog forms, the food and grease in the drain can start to spoil, creating a foul smell in your kitchen.
If a drain cleaning service is performed, the clog will be removed, and your kitchen will smell fresh again.
#5 Rid Your Kitchen Of Fruit Flies
Do you have fruit flies in your kitchen and cannot figure out where they are coming from? If you have a bowl of fruit or a vase of dead flowers on the counter, fruit flies are common. If you don’t have anything out that can cause fruit flies, they could be coming from your drain.
A drain clogged with food and grease is the perfect breeding ground for fruit flies. There are plenty of fruit fly home remedies online, but these methods will just mask the problem. If you don’t use the remedy regularly, the fruit flies will return.
A drain cleaning service will rid your kitchen of fruit flies for good. When the drains are clear and free of clogs, your drains will become a hostile environment, and the fruit flies will go away for good.
#6 Prevent Overflowing Toilets
A toilet overflow can make a big, nasty mess. If your toilet is clogged, a plunger often helps. If your toilet overflows often, a plunger isn’t going to help. This issue usually signifies a clog in the drainage lines that can be removed during an annual drain cleaning.
The plumber will clean the drains and drainage lines during this service, preventing your toilet from overflowing.
#7 Multiple Clogged Drains
If just one drain is slow or clogged, the issue is with that particular drain. If multiple drains in your home are clogged, you have a serious problem on your hands. There is a chance that the main sewer line is clogged, or there is an issue with the main drainage line. If you allow the problem to persist, there is a risk of water backups from every drain, which can cause significant damage to your home.
A drain cleaning service will remove clogs in the drains and lines. This will allow the water to flow freely down the drains and toilets, and damaging water backups won’t be an issue.
#8 Save Money On Plumbing Repairs
Clogs can do more than make life in your Irving, TX home inconvenient. A significant clog can cause damage to your pipes, and a very large clog can cause your pipes to burst. This will result in a major flood. A significant clog can also do serious damage to your plumbing system.
If you have a drain cleaning service performed every year, all clogs, regardless of the size, will be removed, which will protect your drainage system, preventing a significant flood in the future.
#9 Keep Your Water Bills Down
Have you noticed an increase in your water bills? If so, you could have a leak somewhere and not even know it. When water leaks somewhere in your Irving, TX home, you will waste a significant amount of water, and water damage can occur.
During an annual drain cleaning, the plumber can send a camera down the drain to examine the condition of the pipes. If they find a leak, it can be repaired, and your water bills will go back to normal.
Why Choose Tioga Plumbing & Electric?
If you are due for a drain cleaning service, contact Tioga Plumbing & Electric. We are a full-service plumbing company, and we also provide electrical service, sub-contracting services, and glass service.
We have been serving customers in the area since 1953 and have an excellent reputation.
Our plumbers are highly trained and skilled and must pass a background check and drug screen. When our plumber arrives at your home, they will be in a fully-stocked truck, allowing them to make most repairs the same day.
To schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service or any other service we provide, give us a call today.
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