Regular drain cleaning for homeowners is very important. Keeping the drains clean in your home will help you avoid any potential plumbing problems. At A&L Cesspool, we encounter drain issues multiple times a day, and many of them can be prevented by proper drain cleaning. Here are some of the reasons regular drain cleaning is important for all homeowners:

Why Regular Drain Cleaning is Important for Homeowners:

  • Fewer Clogs

First and foremost, the most readily apparent benefit of regular drain cleaning is dealing with fewer clogs. A lot of debris goes down your drains: hair, grease, coffee grounds, food waste, and more. Over time, this debris builds up in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room drains, causing clogs. Regularly removing this debris from your drains through cleaning is guaranteed to decrease the number of clogs you and your family deal with every year. 

  • Reduction of Foul Odors 

Strange and putrid smells wafting out of filthy drains are very common. Eventually, the gunk and waste start to break down and give off a terrible smell that is unpleasant and embarrassing for homeowners. Regular drain cleaning removes the smelly food particles and debris trapped in your drains, preventing the emergence of disgusting odors in your home.

  • Faster Drainage 

Regular drain cleaning also promotes faster drainage. Even if the pipe beneath your drain has not clogged completely yet, ignoring the chore of regularly cleaning your drains will slow down the speed at which water is whisked away. It can leave the drainage speeds of your sinks, washing machines, and showers to become sluggish, leading to poor functionality. It is not good to have standing water, and regular drain cleaning helps prevent this problem. 

  • Reduction of the Need For Repair 

When homeowners schedule regular drain maintenance, they can catch small problems before they evolve into catastrophic issues. Clogged pipes are a common cause of expensive and inconvenient household property damage. If you have aging pipes, overflowing pipes, or pipe-damaging clogs, A&L Cesspool can find these issues early during the preventative maintenance process, saving you and your family time and money.  

  • Improvement of the Overall Lifespan of Your Drains 

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your household drains increases their lifespan by minimizing the accumulation of damage to them over the years. When drains are not properly maintained, they may eventually need to be replaced completely, which can be very expensive. 

Cleaning your drains is an essential household maintenance chore for all homeowners. There are many factors that determine how often drains should be cleaned, including the size of your family, how often your drains get used, and other influences. Small families will need to clean the drains in their homes less often than large families, for instance. 

Some families may be tempted to use a chemical drain cleaner, but this is not a good option. Most drain cleaners contain highly corrosive chemicals that can end up harming local wildlife, threatening the environment, and even hurting people. If drain cleaner is breathed in, makes contact with skin, or touches human eyes, it can cause serious injury. Plus, chemical drain cleaners are less effective at cleaning your drains, than a plumber. Drain cleaners almost always leave some residue in your drains if the corrosive chemicals are even able to break the clog at all. 

Instead, you should reach out to A&L Cesspool to ask about our available preventative maintenance programs. You and your family rely on the drains in your home every day, so it is essential to keep them well-maintained.