As a homeowner, home repairs are your responsibility. If you’re like most people, the last thing you want is to spend your savings fixing something in your home; therefore, routine maintenance is essential. For example, you should have the air conditioner in your New Orleans, LA, maintained every year before the cooling season begins. To ensure your HVAC system functions correctly, you should also have your heating system maintained every year before the heating season begins.
You rely on your plumbing system daily, and routine maintenance is also necessary. Fortunately, you can easily maintain your plumbing system by having a drain cleaning service performed by a professional.
The drain cleaning service starts with the plumber using a drain auger to remove small clogs from the pipes. Next, they’ll send a drain camera down the drain to get a good look at the pipes and target specific areas that need to be cleaned the most. The plumber will use hydro-jetting to clean the pipes, which blasts high-pressure water through the pipes to remove any gunk that has built up on the inside of the pipes.
If you aren’t sure if a drain cleaning is worth the time and money, you should understand why it’s essential to have it performed.
#1 Clog Removal
The main reason people have regular drain cleaning services performed is to remove clogs. Even if the water isn’t draining slowly, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any clogs in the pipes in your home. The gunk buildup on the inside of the pipes can escalate to a small clog, which can cause the water to drain slowly over time.
A drain cleaning service will remove the gunk and minor clogs from the pipes, reducing the risk of a significant clog.
The average cost of a drain cleaning is between $130 and $180, which is less expensive than hiring a plumber a few times a year to remove a clog that prevents the water from draining.
#2 Eliminate Gurgling Sounds
Do you hear a gurgling sound when water goes down the drain in your New Orleans, LA home? If so, there’s a significant clog forming somewhere in the pipes. Even though the water drains, there’s still a considerable risk of the drain becoming clogged completely.
When large clogs form in the drain, the water will have to change directions to find another way down the pipes, and the change in direction creates air pockets in the pipes, causing the gurgling sound.
A drain cleaning service will rid the pipes of clogs, quieting the drains and eliminating the risk of a clog that prevents the water from draining.
#3 Eliminate Fruit Flies
Are there fruit flies in your kitchen, and you can’t figure out where they’re coming from? If you don’t have a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers on the counter in your home, the fruit flies could be coming up from the drain. Food, grease, soap scum, and hair can build up inside the pipes, creating the perfect environment for fruit flies.
There are plenty of DIY home remedies online using products you likely already have in your kitchen but will just mask the problem. The fruit flies will return if you don’t use the remedy daily.
A drain cleaning is a permanent solution to the problem because any food and debris will be cleaned from inside the pipes. When the debris is gone, your pipes will no longer be a hospitable environment for fruit flies.
#4 Overflowing Toilets
It’s not uncommon for the toilet in your home to overflow when there’s a clog. If someone flushes too much waste and toilet paper, the toilet will clog. The same is true if something was flushed that shouldn’t have been, such as baby wipes, a washcloth, or a child’s toy. If you try to flush a clogged toilet, it will overflow.
If your toilet is often overflowing for no reason, waste and toilet paper may have clogged the sewer line, causing the toilet to overflow. Fortunately, the problem can be solved with a drain cleaning service. The plumber can locate the clog with a drain camera to ensure the entire clog is removed, preventing frequent overflows.
Considering the time and energy it takes to clean up after the toilet overflows and the risk of water damage and mold growth, you’ll see that a duct cleaning service is worth the cost.
#5 Foul Smells
Is there a foul smell in your New Orleans, LA home, and you can’t find the source? If so, your drains could be to blame. Even if the drains seem to be working correctly, there could be food, grease, or sewage building up somewhere in your plumbing system, wafting up from the drain into the air. There could also be mold in the drain.
A drain cleaning service will rid the pipes of any clogs and buildup that could be causing the foul odor, and your home will smell fresh and clean again.
Why Choose bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans?
Plumbers recommend having a drain cleaning service performed every year. If you’re overdue or have never had your drains cleaned, call bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans. We are a full-service plumbing and HVAC service serving customers in the New Orleans area.
We are members of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Association and members of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
Our plumbers have thousands of hours of professional training under their belts and have the knowledge and experience to handle all plumbing jobs. If you have a plumbing problem that can’t wait, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When you call for emergency service, we’ll get a plumber to your home quickly to resolve the problem.
We have an excellent reputation in the community and have a 5-star rating on Google. In addition, we are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ rating.
To schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service or any other plumbing or HVAC service, give us at bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans a call or book online.