Drain services may not seem important, with the pipes and drains being out of sight and often out of mind. However, wait until you notice slow flow when you are taking your shower or the water just won’t go down your sink. Then the drainage system gets your attention.
When You Need Drain Services
You know that there is something wrong with your drainage system when the water is flowing at a snails pace down your drains. You know the drain has problems when water fails to drain. When flooding occurs, then you know it’s not a simple problem. When dirty and smelly water backs up in the pipes and sits in your tub or sink, then you are in dire need of pipe cleaning experts.
The cause of blocked, slow, and clogged drains is usually built-up of dirt. Substances such as hair, pieces of soap, leaves, litter, grease or silt are washed down your drainage system and may pile up with time. The build-up cause’s blockages as water cannot flow through. If the water fills up pipes then it will back up and flood it’s source (say toilet bowl, sink or bath).
Why You Need Drain Services
Cleaning or unblocking plumbing should be done urgently to prevent damage that may bring high plumbing costs in the future. Blockages cause drains to lose their operating efficiency and hence a drain and pipe service job will be necessary to restore proper water flow through pipes. Backed up water is a source of bad odors and may encourage growth of unwanted mold. Generally, blocked drains are bacteria breeding ground and can be quite harmful if touched. During drain cleaning or unblocking services, sanitization of the flooded areas should be done to reduce risk of infections. Professional drain cleaning will restore your drains to perfect working condition.
Plumbing experts can use camera surveying-equipment that is pushed into the pipes and gives pictures of the condition of the pipes may be used to detect leaks or blockages further down the pipes and that can be dealt with too.
Prevention: The Best Option
The approach to dealing with drain issues is just preventing them from occurring in the first place. One of the primary causes of blockage is waste build-up. Regardless of whether it is of a commercial or domestic nature, this can be minimized. Simple prevention measures such as strainers in plugholes that can catch hair or not substituting your toilet for your waste bin, will go along way in preventing drain blockages.