Your drainage system needs to be serviced annually for it to work optimally. Indeed, if you fail to see the need for hiring a professional drain cleaning service to keep your drainage system in good shape, several things might go wrong. For instance, dirty drains can increase the risk of some plumbing emergencies in your house, cause your family’s health to deteriorate, and fill your house with embarrassingly unpleasant odors. However, not everyone believes that drainage systems need to be cleaned annually. In fact, some homeowners only think about the need to clean their drains when facing drains, clogs or slow drains. However, we at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio believe that the importance of ensuring your drainage system is cleaned annually cannot be overstated. But how exactly will regular professional drain cleaning benefit you as a homeowner? Below is a rundown of the reasons we believe that cleaning your drainage system at least once per year is worth the money.
Protect Your Home’s Walls and Floors
Huge sections of your plumbing system are embedded in the walls of your house or buried under or within your home’s slab foundation. Therefore, the condition of your drainage system will definitely affect the condition of your house. Indeed, if you do not seek routine drain cleaning services, your drainage system will become susceptible to issues that might cause it to leak. For example, the flow of wastewater through dirty drains is usually slow, which exposes the drains to corrosive elements in the wastewater. Unfortunately, this means that poorly maintained drains will wear out and eventually develop holes that might leak. Unfortunately, if a leaking pipe is embedded in a wall or the floor, it might lead to serious structural damage. This is because the leaking water will cause dampness that could promote the growth of mold, which would eventually compromise the structural integrity of your house. Besides, a slab leak can negatively change the structural strength of the ground on which your home stands and consequently cause your home to shift and crack. Therefore, if you decide not to invest in annual drain cleaning services, you may have to spend much more money on structural repairs. On the other hand, cleaning your drainage system will minimize the risk of water damage in your house, which would effectively protect your walls and floor from possible damage.
Extend the Life of Your Pipes
Modern residential plumbing systems are quite durable. Indeed, depending on the quality of your pipes, they can last up to fifty years or more. However, it is important to note that the longevity of your plumbing infrastructure is also dependent on how you take care of the drainage system. As mentioned above, dirty drains are likely to get corroded quickly because they are more exposed to corrosive elements found in slow-draining wastewater. Besides, if you do not clean your drains annually, they might get clogged. Unfortunately drain clogs put your plumbing system under unnecessary pressure, which might increase the risk of bursting. In a nutshell, failure to regularly clean your drainage system with the help of a professional drain cleaning service will cause your drains to develop problems that might force you to replace your plumbing system sooner than expected. On the other hand, if you commit yourself to ensure your drainage system is cleaned at least once per year by a professional drain cleaning service, you can keep your drains running optimally, and consequently add more years to the life of your plumbing system.
Pavement Some Plumbing Emergencies
Plumbing emergencies can cause serious inconveniences in your house and cost you a significant amount of money to fix. Therefore, you do not want to face plumbing emergencies in your house. However, for you to minimize the risk of having to deal with plumbing emergencies in your house, you need to take deliberate steps to keep your plumbing system in good shape. One of the things you need to do to this end has to do with getting your drains cleaned annually by a professional drain cleaning service provider. This is because neglected drains are quite likely to get clogged. Indeed, as materials such as hair, food particles, greases, and soap scum settle in the drains, they can form a semisolid substance that could block the flow of water through your drains, Unfortunately, this would cause the wastewater to back up to your house, forcing you to seek the attention of an emergency plumber. On the other hand, keeping your drainage system clean with the help of a professional drain cleaning service will get any developing clogs removed in their earliest stages of development, which will effectively help you avoid some plumbing emergencies and consequently save some money in the long run.
Keep Your Family Healthy
As a homeowner, you have the responsibility to do everything you can to make your home a healthy dwelling for your family. But have you ever thought of how the condition of your drainage system affects your family’s health? Indeed, if your drainage system is too dirty, it can make your house unhygienic and consequently increase your family’s risk of getting ill. This is because dirty drains offer everything microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, need to thrive. Unfortunately, these microorganisms might spread quickly and end up contaminating your water, air, and food, putting your family’s health at risk. On the other hand, if you invest in annual drain cleaning services, you can make your drains less attractive for microorganisms and consequently make your home safer. In other words, annual drain cleaning services will significantly improve your family’s health.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for a professional plumbing contractor who can help you keep your drainage system in good shape, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio is an excellent choice. Feel free to get in touch with us today to learn more about our company and services.
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