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Maintain Your Plumbing System with Regular Drain Cleanings

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Don’t get stuck cleaning up a catastrophe this summer by being proactive with your plumbing system maintenance and getting your home’s drains cleaned. By regularly cleaning your home’s drainage system, you reduce the risk of costly disasters popping up when you least expect them. Don’t sit around waiting for something to go wrong while you could be having fun in the sun this summer by scheduling an inspection and drainage system cleaning with one of Action Mechanical’s experienced professionals.  

Why Should I Get Regular Drain Cleanings?

Making sure your drainage system routinely receives a high-pressure cleaning will help prevent clogs and other small problems from continuing to grow into bigger issues. In addition to water and other acceptable materials going down the drain, things like grease and coffee grounds collect over time. Drain augers, or snakes, can work in a pinch to clear an obstruction, but routine drain cleanings will eliminate all build-up in your system and having it running as smoothly as the day it was installed.

Not only does a high-pressure drain cleaning power through build-up and sludge, but they are also effective at removing tree roots that can also cause damage to pipes. Regularly ensuring that they are controlled can save you in costly repairs and headaches down the road.

When Should I Get My Drains Cleaned?

It is recommended that homeowners get their home’s drainage system inspected and cleaned every 18-22 months. Inspections will identify the early warning signs that there are leaks or clogs in your drains before you notice the often foul signs that they need immediate attention, including:

  • Frequent and recurring clogs
  • Slow drains
  • Sewage coming back up from toilet or drains
  • Water collecting around floor drains in basement
  • Sewer odors
  • Gurgling sounds coming from pipes and toilets

Checking into these occurrences as soon as you notice them happening is critical in ensuring small issues in your drainage system receive the attention they need to prevent them from growing. Wood rot, mold growth and pipe corrosion are just some of the complications that can arise from neglecting drain maintenance in your home.

How Can I Maintain My Home’s Plumbing System Between Cleanings?

In addition to a routine drain cleaning service, there are things you can do that will keep your system free of obstructions and damage. Never dispose of grease, oils or corrosive items down drains. Coffee grounds and egg shells are common items that get improperly discarded down the kitchen sink, which can cause complications if done regularly. 

For fast and efficient cleaning of your drain and sewer system, give the professionals at Action Mechanical a call at (605) 574-5073. We’re here to help you take charge of your home’s plumbing system maintenance so you can avoid a fiasco and enjoy your summer.

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