As a homeowner, it’s up to you to ensure the systems in your house, such as your HVAC system and plumbing system, are functioning correctly, and routine maintenance is the best way to do this. When you have your home’s system maintained regularly, you can be sure your home systems are functioning correctly, efficiently, and at peak performance. You can have your HVAC system maintained by a professional every year before the heating and cooling season begins. You can ensure your plumbing system performs at peak performance by having a drain cleaning service performed every year.
Pouring a bottle of liquid drain cleaner in the drains every year isn’t the best way to ensure the drains are cleaned. There is no guarantee that these products will remove all of the clogs in the drain. If the drain cleaner is ineffective, a minor clog can escalate to a significant clog that prevents the water from draining. In addition, store-bought drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage the pipes.
It’s best to have a licensed plumber clean the drains because you can be sure the pipes will be clear when they finish the job. A plumber can use a camera to perform a video drain inspection to find the clogs in the drain to ensure clogs of all sizes are removed. The plumber can use a few methods to clean the drains, including:
- Drain snaking
- Drain auger
The method the plumber chooses depends on the condition of your pipes and the equipment they have available, and each of the methods above is very effective.
If you aren’t sure if a professional drain cleaning service is worth the time and money, you should understand how your Mansfield, TX home and your family can benefit by having a drain cleaning service performed every year.
#1 Prevent Frequent Clogs
As careful as you are with what you put down the drain, grease, food, soap scum, and hair will get into the drain, causing drain clogs, which can be frustrating and can prevent the water from flowing freely down the drain. Minor clogs can prevent the water from flowing freely, and it will take time for the water to drain. This can be frustrating when doing something that requires the water to run, such as washing the dishes, taking a shower, and brushing your teeth, because the sink or shower will fill quickly and could result in an overflow.
Large clogs can prevent the water from draining at all, preventing you from using the shower in your Mansfield, TX home until the clog is removed.
Having a drain cleaning service performed every year will significantly reduce the risk of the drains becoming clogged, preventing hassles in the future. Knowing that the water will flow freely down the drain all year makes an annual drain cleaning service worth the time and money.
#2 Prevent Standing Water In Your Water-Based Appliances
When the drains in your Mansfield, TX home have a significant clog, it can cause standing water in the washing machine or dishwasher. When this happens, you won’t be able to use the appliance until the clog is removed, which can be very inconvenient. You’ll need to wash the dishes by hand or take your clothes to the laundromat, but a drain cleaning service can prevent these problems. The plumber will ensure every drain is clear and free of clogs, including the drains leading to your water-based appliances. When the drain cleaning service is complete, you’ll have no problem using your water-based appliances.
#3 Quiet Noisy Drains
Do the drains in your Mansfield, TX home make a gurgling sound when the water goes down? If so, it’s more than just a minor annoyance and signifies a significant clog in the drain.
When a significant clog blocks the drain, the water will need to change directions to find a way to pass the clog, and the change in direction causes a gurgling sound. Allowing the problem to continue will result in a complete clog, preventing the water from draining, and you’ll have standing water in the sink or tub.
A professional drain cleaning service will remove the clog, quieting the drains. In addition, having a drain cleaning service performed every year will ensure your drains will remain quiet until you’re due to have the drains cleaned again.
#4 Prevent a Water Backup
The last thing you want is to walk into your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room and find a pool of dirty, smelly water on the floor. Water backups occur when the drain lines are clogged completely, and there’s nowhere for the water to go but back into the home.
Water backups can be dangerous, mainly if there’s sewage in the backup. In addition, the water that has backed up into the house can cause water damage until the standing water is removed and the room has dried completely. There’s also a risk of mold growth in the area, which is hazardous to your family’s health and can be challenging and expensive to have eradicated.
Having an annual drain cleaning service performed will prevent water backups in your Mansfield, TX home because the plumber will ensure that every drain line is clear, allowing the water to flow freely without backing up into the home.
#5 Prevent Overflowing Toilets
It isn’t uncommon for a toilet in your Mansfield, TX home to clog. When someone flushes too much toilet paper and waste, the toilet can clog, preventing the toilet from flushing. The same is true if you flushed something that shouldn’t have been flushed, such as paper towels, baby wipes, and washcloths. If you try flushing the toilet when it’s clogged, the water will rise to the top of the bowl, and a second flush will cause the toilet to overflow.
If a toilet in your home overflows and it isn’t due to a clog in the toilet, the drain line could be clogged, and the toilet will continue to overflow.
A drain cleaning service performed every year will ensure the drain lines are clear and free of clogs, preventing a messy toilet overflow.
#6 Prevent Multiple Drain Clogs
Multiple drain clogs can make life in your Mansfield, TX home very inconvenient. When the water doesn’t drain from any of your sinks and tubs, you won’t be able to use them, bringing daily life in your home to a complete standstill. If multiple drains are clogged, the odds of every drain clogging at the same time are slim, and it’s likely due to a clog in the main sewer line or an issue with the main drainage line.
If you have a professional drain cleaning service performed every year, you won’t need to worry about multiple drains becoming clogged because the plumber will clear the sewer line and the main drainage line, ensuring the water drains properly until your next scheduled drain cleaning service.
#7 Rid Your Kitchen of Fruit Flies
Do you have a fruit fly issue in your kitchen but cannot figure out where they’re coming from? Fruit flies are common if you have had a vase of flowers on the counter for a few days or you have a bowl of fruit sitting on the counter that is beginning to spoil. If you don’t’ have fresh fruit or flowers in your kitchen, the fruit flies could be coming up from the drain.
When food and grease build up inside the pipes, your kitchen drain becomes the perfect environment for fruit flies. Fruit flies are more than just a nuisance when they fly around in your face and can be harmful to your family’s health. Studies have shown that fruit flies transfer germs from a dirty surface to a clean one and can carry salmonella, listeria, and E. coli, which can make your family sick if the infestation isn’t eradicated.
There are home remedy recipes online that require ingredients you already have in your kitchen, but these methods are just a temporary solution. As long as there’s still food and grease lining the pipes, the fruit flies will continue living in your drains, putting your family’s health at significant risk.
Fortunately, having a drain cleaning service performed will eradicate the problem, and if you have the drains cleaned every year, you shouldn’t have to worry about fruit flies at all. The plumber will remove the clogs and gunk from the drains, so they will no longer be a hospitable environment for fruit flies.
#8 Rid Your Home of Foul Odors
Is there a foul odor in your home, and you can’t figure out where it’s coming from? Have you cleaned and scoured the area around the smell, and the foul odor remains? If so, your drains could be the problem.
Even if the water seems to flow freely down the drain, there could still be food or sewage somewhere in the pipes. When food and grease clog the kitchen drain, and it starts to spoil, a nasty odor will waft up from the drains, making your home smell bad. If there’s a sewage clog somewhere in the drain line, you’ll smell something really nasty in your home.
Having a drain cleaning service performed every year will ensure clogs and gunk are removed from the drains and the drain lines, ensuring your home smells fresh and clean until your next scheduled drain cleaning service.
#9 Detect Damage to the Plumbing System
The pipes and plumbing components are hidden behind the walls, under the floo9rs, and even under your house, making it challenging to know if there’s any damage to the pipes until a disaster strikes.
During an annual drain cleaning service, the plumber can inspect the pipe’s health using a drain camera. If wear and tear and damage are detected, the plumber can fix the damage before the pipe bursts, causing a significant flood in your home.
#10 Peace of Mind
One of the best reasons to have a drain cleaning service performed every year is the peace of mind it provides. When the plumber finishes cleaning the drains, you can be sure that your plumbing system will function correctly until the next scheduled service. In addition, having the drains cleaned regularly will ensure your pipes are in proper working condition, and you won’t have to worry about a burst pipe in the future.
Why Choose Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth?
If you’re due for a drain cleaning service or have never had your drains cleaned, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth. We are a full-service, family-owned, and operated plumbing company serving customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington area since 1988.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, highly skilled, and have the experience necessary to handle any plumbing job you have, regardless of how complex. No job is too big or small for our plumbers.
We understand that your time is valuable, and we won’t have you wait hours for our plumber to arrive. We’ll give you an appointment, and if the plumber is late, you’ll be paid $5 for every minute until they get to your house, which is our “if there‘s any delay, it’s you we pay” guarantee.
Plumbing problems can arise anytime, and we understand how frustrating they can be, so we provide emergency service. If you have a plumbing issue that requires same-day service or the issue occurs outside of our regular business hours, we’ll do our best to get a plumber to your home as quickly as possible to fix the problem.
We have earned an excellent reputation in the community and the industry over the years and are a Google Guaranteed Partner with a 5-star rating. We are also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating, which means we’ve never had any complaints. In addition, Home Advisor lists us as an Elite and a Top-Rated service, and we have over 100 reviews on the platform.
To schedule an appointment for a plumbing service, give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth a call, or book online.