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Why We Recommend Routine Professional Drain Cleaning

When it comes to your home’s plumbing, taking preventive action is the best way to stay ahead of issues like clogs and leaks. In fact, you should schedule a drain cleaning service once each year, just like you schedule annual HVAC maintenance.

If you haven’t scheduled drain cleaning in New Orleans, LA in the last year or longer, it’s time to do so now. Our team of professionals can check all of your plumbing fixtures and address any developing clogs. You can keep reading to learn more about how regular drain cleaning service can benefit your home and family.

Prevent Clogs

One of the top reasons to schedule preventive plumbing service is to keep clogs from ever happening. Clogs develop when things go down your drain that shouldn’t. Even the smallest particles of food, soap and hair can stick to the sides of your pipes and begin collecting other particles slowly over time. Eventually all these particles add up to a tough clog.

A plumbing maintenance appointment is an opportunity for our team to check all of your drains for impending clogs. We can clean out your drains and give you a fresh start. We can even recommend additions like mesh drain covers that can prevent unwanted particles from going down your drains in the first place.

Save Time and Money

Scheduling an appointment on your time is much more convenient than waiting for a clog to happen and scheduling an emergency plumbing appointment. Plus maintenance appointments are often less expensive than plumbing jobs to address tough clogs. Then we may need to use specialized tools for video pipe inspections.

Stay Healthy

When clogs happen, water doesn’t just back up into your sinks and tubs due to a slow drain. Bacteria and germs from inside the sewer can back up into your home as well. Even if you clean out your sinks and tubs following the back-up, the bacteria and germs may have already spread into your air.

This increases the likelihood that someone in your family will get sick. It is also important to consider that you may not be able to completely stop using certain sinks or tubs between when a clog happens and when we can schedule service. This means bacteria backing up into your home over and over again, even if you are patient and letting sinks and tubs drain slowly.

Protect Your Plumbing

If you attempt a DIY clog-busting solution like chemical drain cleaners you can do more damage than good. Although chemical drain cleaners are available at almost any grocery or hardware store, they can cause problems for your drains. 

These chemicals actually leave behind a residue that can contribute to clogs again in the future. Plus dangerous chemicals can corrode your pipes and other plumbing fixtures so that they don’t last as long as they otherwise would. Frequent drain chemical cleaner use can lead to replacing your plumbing sooner than you expect.

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