As a homeowner, you have many home maintenance tasks to keep your systems functional, efficient, and safe. Professional drain cleaning should be on that maintenance list. Your plumbing system provides modern convenience and sanitation by bringing water into your house and clearing away waste.

However, if you don’t stay on top of your plumbing with regular drain cleaning, you could be left with messy clogs and nasty gunk inside of your drains. If you want clear and healthy drains in your Jacksonville home, you need routine drain cleaning from Buehler Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

What’s Professional Drain Cleaning?

Professional plumbers conduct drain cleaning using various tools and equipment to remove buildup and clogs from your plumbing system. We may start with a scope to see what we’re dealing with inside of your pipes. From there, we may need a drain snake o an auger to dislodge large, stubborn clogs and send them on their way. The plumber then uses pressurized water and air to blast foreign matter from the drains and clean the pipe walls. This cleaning process ensures that food, hair, and contaminants are washed out of the plumbing system to keep your pipes clear and healthy.

Why Do I Need Professional Service?

A household plunger is sometimes effective at removing clogs from your toilet, sink, or tub. You can find plungers of different sizes, so be sure to use one meant for your fixture and avoid cross-contamination by keeping them separate.

If your plunger doesn’t do the trick, stop right there and call a professional plumber. Plumbers have training and experience that make them experts in drain services. You should never pour liquid drain cleaners down the pipes, even if they advertise to remove clogs. Chemical drain cleaning agents can be extremely harsh and could cause erosion inside of your pipes. Over time, the pipes will wear down and begin to leak. Never attempt to stick a foreign object down the drain to pull out or break up a blockage. You could puncture the pipe and cause your plumbing to leak. When you have a problem with your drains, contact a professional to help.

Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

We recommend having your drains professionally cleaned once a year to enjoy the maximum benefits the service provides. Your plumbing system works much better when your pipes are clean, clear, and toxin-free.

Remove and Prevent Clogs

Even with precautions, hair, food, and other items somehow make their way into your drains. Over time, these substances can form clogs, blocking water and waste from moving through the system. Regular drain cleaning removes buildup and foreign matter from the pipes, lowering the risk of a blockage forming inside of your plumbing system.

Eliminate Odors

You may start smelling a rotten or musty odor as food and other substances get trapped in your drain. This nasty smell may be caused by old food as it rots or as mold and mildew grow inside the pipe. Washing out your drains helps remove these contaminants and pushes the odor out of the pipes.

Faster Drainage

As foreign material sticks inside of your drains and pipes, the passageway narrows. You’ll find that your sink, tub, or other fixture drains slower than usual when buildup grows. You may not even notice the difference in drainage speed since buildup can grow slowly over time. In many cases, you’ll only realize the slowing drainage when the drain is completely blocked or after you’ve had professional drain cleaning performed. You could be shocked at how much quicker your fixtures empty after a cleaning!

Get More Life From Your Plumbing System

Keeping your pipes clear and clean increases the efficiency of drainage, which helps keep your plumbing system in better condition. Clogs and contaminants can weaken your pipes, causing leaks that require repairs. You might also experience a burst pipe near an obstruction due to the added pressure in the plumbing. Routine drain cleaning removes buildup and contaminants, lowering the risk of pipe damage and clogs.

Reduce Mold, Mildew, and Bacteria

Mold, mildew, and bacteria thrive in dark and moist environments. When you have food and other waste sitting idle inside of your pipes, you’ll have a nurturing space for these toxins to grow. These toxins are harmful to your health if left to grow and spread. Drain cleaning washes mold, mildew, bacteria, and other growths out of the drain and away from your plumbing.

Lower Risk of Emergency Repair Needs

Clear pipes need less repair service. When you schedule annual drain cleaning service, you’ll drastically lower the risk of leaks and burst pipes caused by clogs and buildup. The lower risk of emergency plumbing situations should give you peace of mind that you can continue to enjoy the convenience of household plumbing and save money on repairs.

Eliminate Noisy Pipes

Blockages in your plumbing system can cause gurgling, squeaking, or cracking noises. These odd sounds could be due to improper pressure in the plumbing and a narrowed pathway inside the pipes, each caused by obstructions. Emptying drains should be silent except for the sound of running water as it moves through your pipes. Any other noise from the pipes is cause for concern and requires investigation. If you hear anything during draining, call a plumber before you suffer a complete clog.

Avoid Floods and Backups

When your drain clogs, water and waste have nowhere to go. When the waste can’t go down the drain, it will stay in your sink, tub, or toilet. If you aren’t careful and paying attention, this could lead to a flood where water spills out of the fixture and submerges the nearby space. Floods and backups can cause disastrous water damage in your home, damaging floors, walls, ceilings, and personal belongings.

Other Preventative Tips

Between professional drain cleaning visits, you can utilize a few tips to boost the effectiveness of your plumbing system. Take care to keep off-limit foods and non-food items out of the drains. These hazardous items include wipes, grease and oil, starchy foods, and trash. Keep strainers in all of your sinks to prevent food from unintentionally going down the drain. Remove hair from the shower and drain after each use. Following these tips can help keep your drains clear and healthy in the months between professional services.

At Buehler Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we work hard to give you reliable plumbing. Our expert plumbers provide top-notch drain cleaning and repair services, leak detection and repair, and typical household plumbing services. We install sinks, tubs, and toilets when you need an upgrade. We also handle water heater repair, installation, and maintenance. For your HVAC needs, we provide comprehensive service as well. We’ll make skilled repairs to your heating and cooling system, replace your heater or air conditioner, and perform comprehensive maintenance and tune-up services to keep your home comfortable. No matter what you need help with, our crew will get the job done.

Keep your drains clear, clean, and healthy with professional drain cleaning services from the top experts in Jacksonville when you call Buehler Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

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