How long has it been since you had your drains cleaned out by a professional? Do you even remember having it done before? In general, as long as you put nothing untoward down your drains, everything should function just fine. However, this isn't always the case. Even if your drains seem to be just fine now, there are a number of reasons why you should consider having them cleaned out regularly, if not every year, then every other year. Some of the biggest of these reasons are as follows:
Prevent clogs: No matter how vigilant you are, even relatively innocuous things like food particles and bits of bathroom tissue can build up and cause issues later. While the interior of your pipes should be relatively smooth, they may become broken or decay over time so that things are able to get snagged on a certain spot. Eventually, without a professional drain cleaning, this snag will lead to a full-blown clog. If you don't want to have to deal with such things in the middle of the night, it's a good idea to get rid of them before you even know that they exist.
Damage notification: Your sewage line can be damaged by a lot of things. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of old age and natural decay. Other times, it is because the roots of a nearby tree or bush have started to grow into the pipe itself. Regular drain cleaning and inspection will allow you to be notified of this damage before it actually becomes serious. This will allow you more time to take action, whether that action is completely replacing the sewer line or simply replacing the damaged area. The more time you have, the easier it will be for you to get the money together for the repair or repairs.
Avoid smells: Sometimes, when a sewer line is partially clogged but not fully blocked, various sewage gases can become trapped and will go back into your home rather than where they actually belong. If your bathroom and/or kitchen has started to smell a bit off lately and you're not sure exactly why, a professional drain cleaning may be able to resolve the situation. Even if it turns out that your drains are actually fine, at least you'll know what it's not and you'll have more information to be able to get to the root of the issue more quickly.
My name is Marcus Thompson and about 8 years ago I found myself raising 3 children on my own. Before becoming a single father, I was too busy in my corporate world to even realize my home was falling apart. However, as I began spending more time at home, I began to notice all of the issues that were quickly causing my home's value to decrease. I couldn't afford to hire a contractor to fix these issues, so little by little, I began learning how to fix these problems myself. Over the years, I became a dedicated DIY enthusiast who is capable of fixing any issue I may encounter in my home. Creating this website is my way of sharing everything I have learned over the years with other parents and homeowners so that they too can begin taking control of any issues they may experience with their home.