Clogs of all kinds are undoubtedly a pain for homeowners. Additionally, they can also cause a number of health issues, and as a result we have gathered 6 reasons to get drain cleaning now. Whether your drains are clogged by debris or the pipes have sprung a leak, you may be putting your property at risk if you don’t expertly take care of the issue right away.
1. Slow Moving Drains
It can be a pain and constant reminder to watch the water slowly swirl. Worse yet, it may just sit still for minutes to hours at a time. In addition to being an annoyance, it is also unsanitary. Dirty water that sits still for a certain amount of time can lead to anything from an unpleasant smell to permanent stains on your sinks, tubs, etc. There is also no point in cleaning these messes until the drain clog is fixed.
2. Pipe Damage
A clogged drain can be the result of any chemical, substance, or other building up and restricting the fluid from passing. Common causes of clogged drains in sinks, toilets, and more include:
- Soap scum.
- Food oil, fat, or grease.
- Tissue, toilet paper, napkins, or similar.
- Hair from combing, shaving, or other cause.
- Feminine products.
- Beauty products such as makeup, face cream, or lotion.
- Toothpaste (you’d be surprised).
- Dirt and debris.
- Cotton balls and swabs.
- Baby or non-flushable sanitary wipes.
Any of these and more get trapped in the pipes and do one thing besides slow water: build up. Sooner or later this build up will cause damage to the pipes. The clogs will swell and force the pipes to expand. This expansion will eventually lead to leaks or bursts. Which leads us to:
3. Property Damage
An over-extended pipe is likely to leak not just the water, but the cause of the clog as well. This water can leak into your walls, floors, or ceilings. Worse yet, it may go unnoticed and cause more serious damage before you can catch and fix it. We recommend you inspect for water leaks whenever you clean your property including checking under sinks, around tubs, in the ceiling, and anywhere else water may gather.
You may also use a moisture meter if you have the know how to use one to check for leaks.
4. Bacteria Breeding
Standing dirty water can also be a damage to your health. This is especially true for clogged toilets. It’s no secret that flushed toilet water should leave the property immediately. However, a clogged toilet can make this task impossible. Clogged toilet drains can cause a sewage backup. Without treatment, the clog will continue to decompose and can cause sewer gas to go back into your home. Call a plumber immediately if your bathroom smells like a sewer.
5. Poor Water Quality
Clogged drains that breed bacteria can have that bacteria enter into your clean water lines. This causes your water quality to suffer, in addition to exposing you and your occupants to all the contaminants associated with it. You may notice a strange appearance or smell in your water in some of these cases.
6. Other Health Issues
A number of other health issues can be linked to clogged drains. These includes ones associated with the mold caused by moisture leakage, in addition to the ones caused by bacteria from clogs. Other issues that can be associated with a clogged drain include skin irritation, breathing difficulties, headaches, and many others.
If you believe a clogged drain is making you ill, call a doctor immediately.
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Our techs can professionally diagnose and clean your drains, as well as address many other plumbing and residential related needs. Service areas for One Source include Sudbury, Chelmsford, Lively, the Valley Area and more. Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation quote on your drain cleaning.