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Why It’s So Important to Schedule Drain Maintenance

Behind the plumbing you use every day is a set of pipes that can get easily clogged. Mineral buildup, food, hair, and other debris along with microorganisms weaken the pipes until, suddenly, one of them bursts. You’re then left with a mess and a costly repair bill. You also have to go without using the sink or toilet until the pipes get fixed. Fortunately, regular drain maintenance can prevent leaks from happening at all. How? Drain maintenance prevents clogs.

There are various signs that you might have a clog. They include everything from drains being slow to water coming out with minimal pressure. Have you begun to detect an odd or unpleasant smell? Probably the most alarming indication is waste backing up through the drains.

Of course, you should call a professional if you notice warning signs like these, but it’s also a good idea to regularly schedule maintenance. This can prevent clogs in the first place. Regular maintenance allows you to do several important things.

Check for Cracks in the Pipes

Cracks aren’t always easy to spot. Plumbers have equipment capable of finding even a hairline fracture in a pipe. Cracks can indicate buildup because the pipes have to work harder to force water through them.

Get Rid of Mineral Buildup

Calcium, copper, magnesium, and iron cause mineral buildup in the pipes, weakening them over time. Weak pipes burst easily.

Remove Mold

Mold likes to grow in warm, damp environments, which means your home’s plumbing creates an ideal breeding ground.

Flush Out Waste

Minerals and mold aren’t the only things that get caught in the pipes. Food particles, hair, bacteria, and other stuff that gets washed down the drain build up and create clogs.

Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

Clogs impede the flow of water through the pipes. This means the pipes have to work harder, and eventually, they can burst, getting water everywhere. With preventive maintenance, not only can you stop that from happening, but you can also do all the following:

  • Save money on costly repairs
  • Avoid unusually expensive water bills
  • Protect your property from water damage
  • Prevent illness from mold infestations
  • Increase the life span of your pipes
  • Maintain convenient and efficient plumbing

Stop Leaks Before They Start

Do yourself a favor and set aside time to check for clogs before they make themselves known. It’s not only inconvenient to have a clogged drain, but it can also be expensive. If you would like a professional drain cleaning, call us today at Freedom Flow in Scranton, PA. Our technicians have the right tools, skills, and experience to keep your plumbing in tip-top shape so that you never have to go without it.