Your drains are work horses. They help remove gallons of waste water every day for years and years. One way to help maintain them and keep them healthy is to schedule drain cleaning for your plumbing. All kinds of things wash down your drains, and until you see signs of a problem, such as slow draining or a clog, you may not be aware of the condition of your drains. A professional drain cleaning performed by the experts from Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. in Orlando can help you reduce repairs for some of the following reasons:
- Gets rid of soap scum build-up – the bubbles from soap may be light and fluffy, but when they dry, they form a stubborn, hard layer called soap scum. When soap scum sticks to the inside of your pipes, the build-up can seriously restrict or block water flow, causing slow draining and clogs.
- Removes FOG – FOG, also known as fats, oils and grease, are to your pipes what barnacles are to boats: sticky, stubborn substances that cause problems, including foul odors. FOG clings to the inside of your pipes and forms build-up, and because FOG can spoil, it can cause your drains to become quite odoriferous.
- Prevent repairs – the best way to help prevent repairs is to get ahead of them, and drain cleaning is the best way to do that. The thorough and safe scouring that your pipes get during a drain cleaning break up and flush out debris and build-up, restoring functionality.
- Helps extend the life of your system – drain cleaning keeps your plumbing in good working order, which can help extend the life of your system.
Can I Do It Myself?
It can be tempting to buy a drain snake and clean your drains on your own, but unless you know how to handle that tool, you should leave the cleaning to the experts. Mishandled plumbing tools can seriously damage plumbing and cause much bigger issues, something most homeowners don’t want to deal with.