Every system in your Mansfield, TX home should be maintained to ensure they function correctly. For example, your HVAC system should be tuned up every year to ensure it functions correctly and efficiently. In addition, an electrician can perform many tasks to maintain your electrical system and prevent frequent repairs, and you can also have a plumber maintain your plumbing system. The plumber can perform a drain cleaning service which involves a drain inspection with a drain camera. This will allow them to check the health of the pipes and find any significant clogs. Next, they will use a hydro-jetter, which is a powerful device that allows a force of high-pressure water into the pipes to clean anything that has built up on the inside of the pipes.
The average cost of a drain cleaning service is around $250, and you should have the drains cleaned once a year. If you aren’t sure if a drain cleaning is worth the time and cost, you should consider the ways this service can benefit your home, family, and even your bank account.
#1 Improve How Your Drain Function
A drain cleaning service can help your drains function better. It isn’t uncommon for soap scum, grease, and sludge to form inside the pipes. When these materials line the inside of the pipes, it won’t necessarily cause a clog right away, but eventually, it will escalate to the point where the water cannot pass, resulting in a clog.
If you have a drain cleaning performed every year, the sludge will be cleared from the pipes, improving how the drains function.
#2 Speed Up the Drain System
When you run the water in your home, you expect it to flow quickly down the drain, outside the house, and to the designated drainage area. If you want to be sure the water always drains quickly, you should have a drain cleaning service performed every year.
Slow drainage indicates a drain problem and can also affect the water pressure coming from the taps in your home. As the situation escalates, the drainage issue can result in a sink or toilet overflow that can be messy and challenging to clean up.
If you have a drain cleaning service performed every year, your pipes will be clean and healthy, and you won’t need to worry about drainage or water supply issues.
#3 Prevent Slow or Clogged Drains
As careful as you are with what you put down the drain, grease, food, hair, soap scum, and other debris will go down the drain and can cause a clog. Small clogs cause the water to drain slowly, which can be frustrating when you shower, brush your teeth or do anything that requires the water to run. When the water drains slowly, the sink or tub will fill when the water runs, which could result in an overflow.
If the clog in the drain is very large, it can make it impossible for the water to pass, resulting in standing water in the sink or tub that won’t drain until the clog is removed.
Many homeowners try liquid drain cleaners to remove clogs; however, there is no guarantee that the product will remove the entire clog. If part of the clog remains, it won’t be long before the water starts draining slowly again or the drain clogs completely. In addition, these products contain harsh chemicals necessary to break up a clog and can also cause permanent damage to the pipes in your Mansfield, TX home.
It is better to prevent a drain clog than calling a plumber to remove a clog, and you can prevent clogs by having a drain cleaning service performed every year. Any sludge or debris will be cleaned from the pipes during a duct cleaning service, significantly decreasing the chance of your drains becoming clogged.
#4 Quiet Noisy Drains
Do the pipes in your Mansfield, TX home make a gurgling sound when the water drains. If so, you have a problem that could result in a completely clogged drain.
When a large clog forms in the drain of your home, it can be difficult for the water to pass the clog and go down the drain. The water will need to change directions creating an air pocket in the pipes, causing a gurgling sound. If you don’t have the drains professionally cleaned, it won’t be long before the drain clogs completely, and you can’t use the shower or sink.
During a drain cleaning service, the plumber will remove the entire clog, which will quiet the drain and prevent the sink or tub drain from clogging completely.
#5 Prevent Multiple Drain Clogs
Is every drain in your Mansfield, TX home clogged? Does every drain gurgle when the water goes down? If so, it’s unlikely that every drain is clogged, and there is likely a clog in the sewer line. Fortunately, a drain cleaning service will solve the problem. Plumbers can use a snake to remove the clog. If a snake doesn’t help, they will use hydro-jetting, which is a process that uses high-pressure jets to break up clogs and remove the debris.
#6 Prevent Water Damage Due to an Overflow
A significant sized clog in the pipes can prevent water from draining, which can cause your sink or toilet to overflow. A sick overflow can cause water damage around the sink in your Mansfield, TX home, which can be expensive to fix. In addition, the moisture can result in mold growth, which can quickly spread and is challenging to eradicate. If your toilet overflows, you will have dirty water and hazardous waste all over the bathroom floor, which can make your family sick.
If you have a drain cleaning service performed annually, small clogs will be removed before escalating to large clogs. This will prevent overflowing, and causing significant damage to your home.
#7 Rid the Kitchen Of Foul Odors
Is there a foul smell in your Mansfield, TX kitchen, and you can’t figure out where it’s coming from? If it’s been a while since you’ve had a drain cleaning service performed, or have never had the drains cleaned, the kitchen drain could be to blame.
When grease and food clog the drain, it can spoil, causing a foul odor. The longer the clog remains in the drain, the more mold growth can occur, adding to the foul smell and making your family sick.
A drain cleaning service will flush the entire clog and any growth, keeping your kitchen smelling clean and fresh while protecting your family’s health.
#8 Eliminate Fruit Flies
Do you have a fruit fly infestation in your Mansfield, TX home?: If you have a vase of flowers or a bowl of fruit on a kitchen counter, it can explain the presence of fruit flies. If you have nothing on your kitchen counter, the fruit flies could be coming up from the drains.
When food and grease build up inside the pipes and create a clog, it makes the perfect environment for fruit flies. When the insects infest the drains, they will fly up and become a nuisance in your kitchen.
You can try to pour vinegar or baking soda down the drain, but this will mask the problem. The fruit flies will return if you don’t use the home remedy daily. Some homeowners will pour household chemicals down the drain, but this can damage the pipes.
A drain cleaning service is the most effective way to eliminate the fruit fly infestation. When the pipes are free of clogs and sludge, your drains will no longer be a hospitable environment for fruit flies, and they will be eliminated without needing to use home remedies daily.
#9 Prevent Expensive Plumbing Problems
Serious plumbing issues are most homeowners’ worst nightmare. Fortunately, if you have a drain cleaning service performed, you can prevent serious plumbing issues, including;
- Burst pipes: Burst pipes occur when large clogs form in the drains and put too much pressure on the pipes, causing them to burst. Burst pipes will cause a considerable flood in your home, causing severe water damage and mold growth.
- High water bills: Clogs or drain damage can cause a leak, which will cause your water bills to increase.
- Contaminated water: Rusty, corroded pipes can contaminate the water, making it unsafe for use.
- Corroded drain system: Large clogs can cause the drain system to become corroded, and over time, this problem can contaminate the water or cause a leaky or burst pipe.
If you have a drain cleaning service performed regularly, the plumber will inspect the pipes first and detect signs of damage early, so it can be repaired before any serious damage occurs. When you compare the cost of a drain cleaning service with the cost to repair a significant plumbing problem, you will see that drain cleaning is well worth the price.
#10 Professional Solutions and Techniques
It is best to have a licensed plumber perform a drain cleaning service, as DIY drain cleaning wreaks havoc on your plumbing system. Over-the-counter drain cleaners are very powerful and can eat away at metal or PVC pipes, resulting in a significant flood. In addition, without professional chemicals and equipment, the job won’t be done correctly, resulting in slow or clogged drains.
Most plumbers use hydro-jet drain cleaners during a drain cleaning. They will attach a high-pressure hose to every drain outlet and blast the water in various directions to remove sludge and clogs in the pipes.
Not only will this prevent damage to the pipes, but you can also be sure the job was done correctly, and all sludge and debris have been removed from the pipes.
#11 Improve Your Family’s Health
Clogged drains can be hazardous to your family’s health. As mentioned earlier, blocked drains can cause a fruit fly infestation, which is unsanitary. The last thing your family wants is to sit down for dinner and have fruit flies in their face and their food. In addition, when mold forms in the drain, the spores can waft up, which is hazardous to your family’s health. According to the CDC, mold exposure can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory issues, headaches, and skin rashes. Also, mold exposure can weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off disease and infection.
If you have a drain cleaning performed every year, your drains will be clean and sanitary, keeping your family safe and healthy.
#12 Peace of Mind
The best reason to have a drain cleaning service performed is the peace of mind it provides. When your drains are clean, you won’t need to worry about drain clogs, major plumbing issues, and your family’s health, and this peace of mind can help you relax.
Why Choose Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth?
If you are due for a drain cleaning service, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth. We are a full-service plumbing company with a proven track record in the community. We have a 5-star rating on Google and have over 100 positive reviews on Home Advisor.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, skilled, experienced, and can handle any plumbing issue, whether simple or complex. We understand how essential your plumbing system is to your daily life. If you have a plumbing problem that can’t wait, we have a plumber on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your time is valuable, and we understand this and have created policies so we don’t waste your time. We guarantee our plumbers will show up on time, and if they’re late, we pay you $5 for every minute they’re late. The plumber will arrive at your home in a fully-stocked truck, allowing them to make most repairs on the same day. This will eliminate the need for a second visit, disrupting your busy schedule.
To schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service or any other plumbing service we provide, give us a call today.