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You rely on your home’s plumbing service multiple times a day, all day long. Unfortunately, issues with your plumbing system can make simple everyday tasks more challenging or impossible. Fortunately, you can prevent certain problems by having a drain cleaning service performed.
Clogged drains will affect how quickly the water drains and whether it can drain at all. In addition, clogs can cause several issues in your New Orleans, LA home.
If you aren’t sure if a drain cleaning service is worth the time and money, you should consider the ways having your drains cleaned can benefit your home and family.
#1 Prevent Drain Clogs
Small drain clogs can cause the water to drain slowly, which can be a hassle. If you are doing something that requires the water to run, such as brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or doing the dishes, the sink or bathtub will fill with water. Allowing the water to run for too long can result in an overflow.
Large drain clogs can prevent the water from draining at all, and you won’t be able to use the sink or tub until the clog has been removed.
Having your drains cleaned every year will prevent drain clogs. All clogs will be removed during the service; therefore, you won’t have to worry about a small clog growing in size over time, preventing the water from draining correctly.
#2 Prevent the Drains From Gurgling
Do the drains in your home make a gurgling sound when the water goes down. If so, you should schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning.
A large clog in the drain can prevent the water from passing, and the water will need to change directions to get past the clog. The change in direction will cause an air pocket in the pipes, causing a gurgling sound.
The clog will be removed when the drains are cleaned and will quiet the drains when the water goes down.
#3 Multiple Clogs
If every drain in your New Orleans, LA home is slow or clogged, it is unlikely that there is a clog in every drain. Most multiple clogs are often due to a clogged sewer line or a clog in the main drainage line, causing the water to drain in every sink or bathtub in your home.
When you have your drains cleaned, the plumber will clear the sewer and main drainage lines, allowing the water to flow down the drains freely. Ignoring the issue will eventually result in every drain becoming clogged completely; therefore, it is best to schedule a drain cleaning service as soon as possible.
#4 Foul Odors
Is there a foul smell in your home, and you cannot figure out where it is coming from? If so, it could be coming from the drains. If you smell something terrible in the kitchen, food and grease may be clogging the drain and have spoiled. If you smell sewage in the bathroom, waste could be building up in the drain pipes.
Having your drain cleaned every year will remove all clogs from the drain, which will rid your home of the foul smell. The sooner you schedule a drain cleaning service, the sooner your house will smell clean and fresh again.
#5 Eliminate Fruit Flies
Fruit flies are a nuisance because they fly around your face and can make your home feel dirty and unsanitary. If you have a fruit fly issue in the kitchen and don’t have a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers on the counter, they are likely coming up from the drain, and a drain cleaning service is necessary.
Fruit flies are attracted to the food stuck in the drainpipes. When food and grease build up in the pipes, the fruit flies will notice, making a home in the drain.
There are several DIY remedies for fruit flies; however, these are just temporary solutions to the problem. Until the clog is removed, the fruit flies will keep coming back; therefore, it is best to schedule an appointment to have your drains cleaned.
#6 Prevent Water Backups
Water backing up in the bathroom or laundry room is a homeowner’s worst nightmare because backups can cause extensive and expensive water damage that can be challenging to repair. In addition, when sewage backs up in your New Orleans, LA home, it can create a foul smell and can be hazardous to your family’s health.
Having a drain cleaning service performed every year will significantly reduce the risk of a water backup.
The cost of the drain cleaning service is much less expensive than the cost to clean up and repair the damage after water and sewage back up in your home.
#7 Overflowing Toilets
It is easy to know why your toilet is overflowing if your child flushes a toy or a washcloth. However, if your toilets are frequently overflowing and you don’t understand why having the drains cleaned will help.
If the toilet is often overflowing, there is a clog somewhere in the drainpipe preventing the toilet from emptying properly.
During a drain cleaning, the plumber will find the location of the clog and clear it, allowing you to flush the toilet while preventing future overflows.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing of New Orleans?
If you have an issue with your plumbing system that requires a drain cleaning service or if you have never had the drains cleaned, call bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of New Orleans. We are a full-service plumbing service, serving customers in the area for several years.
Our customers don’t want to spend more than necessary on plumbing costs; therefore, unlike most plumbing companies in the area, we provide zero trip charges and zero overtime charges.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, skilled, and qualified to handle all plumbing jobs, regardless of how complex.
Some plumbing issues can prevent you from using the plumbing system, creating chaos in your home. This is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do our best to get a plumber to your home, regardless of the time or day the issue begins.
To schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service, give us at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of New Orleans a call or book the appointment online.