The Best Plumbing Advice You’re Probably Not Taking

There is plenty of excellent advice out there regarding how to take better care of the plumbing in your house so that you won’t run into major repair emergencies or the need to replace pipes and appliances early. Some examples: lists of various substances that you should never let go down the drains, or how to see that the garbage disposal doesn’t jam up.

There is one piece of advice that will do wonders for your home’s plumbing—but which far too few homeowners actually heed: schedule regular drain cleaning services.

Why regular drain cleaning is so helpful

When we talk about drain cleaning, we don’t mean pouring a bottle of chemicals from the store down your kitchen or bathroom drains. These acidic products are actually harmful to drains and only do a modest job at taking out clogs, not actually cleaning the drains. Proper regular drain cleaning is something that a professional plumber provides using powerful motorized drain augers (a.k.a. drain snakes) and hydro-jetters. This cleaning is comprehensive and safe for residential drains.

What this service does for your plumbing is to eliminate the build-up of organic and inorganic material along the inside of drainpipes. Fats, oils, grease, hair clots, soap scum, and minerals from hard water are harmful to have inside your pipes: they will make it much easier for aggravating clogs to start up, and they will lead to spikes in water pressure that can damage appliances and create massive leaking problems. Some of these materials can even cause chemical reactions that will eat away at the pipes and lead to corrosion. Regular drain cleaning wipes away all these issues, and you will have very few worries in the future—and probably few emergency calls as well.

If you would like to get started with professional drain cleaning, you only need to contact our drain cleaning professional at My Drain Company Inc. We serve Glendale, CA and other areas throughout the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, and Pasadena.

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