When you turn on a faucet or shower in your New Orleans, LA, you expect the water to flow freely. Life in your home can be very challenging if the water drains slowly or doesn’t drain at all. Slow drains are a hassle because the sink or tub will fill when you let the water run, and it can take a while for the water to drain and could cause the sink or tub to overflow. A complete clog will prevent the water from draining, and you can’t use the sink or tub until the clog is removed.
Your drains’ health can affect how your plumbing system behaves; therefore, routine maintenance is essential, and you can maintain your drains by having a drain cleaning service performed every year.
If you aren’t sure if a drain cleaning service is worth the time and money, you should consider the benefits of having the drains professionally cleaned every year.
#1 Avoid Drain Issues
One of the best reasons to have a drain cleaning performed yearly is to avoid the drain issues mentioned above. The plumber will clear the drains and remove any existing clogs and the gunk that has built up on the inside of the pipes.
If you have a yearly drain cleaning service performed, you won’t have to call a plumber when the drains clog, and you won’t need to deal with the clog until a plumber can get to your home.
#2 Prevent Multiple Drain Clogs
If multiple drains in your home become clogged, the chance of numerous drains clogging simultaneously is very slim. When more than one drain clogs, the cause is often a clogged sewer line.
The sewer line will be cleared during a drain cleaning service, reducing the risk of the line clogging again between drain cleaning appointments.
#3 Prevent Backups
The last thing any homeowner wants to see is water all over the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room floor due to a backup. Water backups can contain sewage and is a serious health hazard. In addition, the backup can cause a significant flood, resulting in water damage. If the area isn’t dried out quickly enough, mold growth can occur, which is difficult and expensive to eradicate.
If you have a drain cleaning performed every year, you can prevent backups. When the drainage lines are clear, the water will flow freely, eliminating the risk of water backing up and damaging your home.
#4 Prevent Standing Water In Water-Based Appliances
If there’s a significant clog in the pipes, the water will have nowhere to go and could cause water to back up in your dishwasher or washing machine. If there’s a pool of water in the dishwasher, you’ll have to wash the dishes by hand until the clog is found and removed. If there’s water backed up in the washing machine, you’ll have to go to the laundromat, which can be very inconvenient.
When a plumber performs a drain cleaning service, they will ensure any, and all clogs have been removed, eliminating the risk of standing water in your appliances.
#5 Quiet Gurgling Drains
Do the drains in your New Orleans, LA home make a gurgling sound when the water goes down? If so, you have a serious problem on your hands. Gurgling drains indicate a significant clog somewhere in the drain. When water goes down the drain, and the clog is too large for the water to pass, it will change directions to find another way down the drain. The change in direction will create an air pocket in the drain, causing a gurgling sound. Even though the water still drains, it’s only a matter of time before the drain clogs completely, and you can’t use the sink or tub until the clog is removed.
Having a drain cleaning service performed every year will eliminate the risk of noisy drains and the complete clog that often follows.
#6 Eliminate Fruit Flies
Fruit flies can be a nuisance and a health hazard. The flies get in your face; they carry germs from a dirty surface to a clean surface and can pick up salmonella, E. coli, and listeria, putting your family’s health at significant risk.
Are there fruit flies in your kitchen that are driving you crazy? If so, a vase of dying flowers or a fruit bowl could be the cause. If you have neither of these in your kitchen, they are likely coming up from the drain. When food and grease clog the drain or gunk builds up inside the pipes, your drains become a hospitable environment for fruit flies, and they’ll infest your kitchen.
There are plenty of DIY remedies for fruit flies online; however, these are just temporary solutions. As long as there’s food and grease in the drain, they will keep coming back.
When a plumber performs a drain cleaning service, they’ll remove the clogs and ensure the pipes are clear, making your drains less hospitable and eradicating the fruit fly infestation.
#7 Eliminate Foul Odors
Is there a foul odor in your New Orleans, LA kitchen, and you can’t figure out where it’s coming from after scrubbing the entire kitchen? If so, your drains could be to blame.
When food and grease clog the drain, it will spoil, causing a nasty odor to waft up from the drain, causing a foul smell in your kitchen. It’s also possible for mold to grow in the drains, which smells awful and can put your family’s health at risk.
Scheduling a drain cleaning service every year will eliminate foul odors in your kitchen. When the plumber cleans the drains, they’ll remove the clogs and mold, eliminating the nasty smell and the risk of another until you have your drains cleaned again.
Why Choose bluefrog Home Services Of New Orleans?
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your drains cleaned, schedule a drain cleaning service with bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans. We are a full-service plumbing and HVAC service and a member of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association.
Our plumbers are professionally trained and have the knowledge and skill to handle any plumbing job, and no job is too big or too small.
To schedule an appointment, give bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans a call or book online.