If you've recently purchased a pre-existing home, there's no way to tell how the previous owners cared for the property. This can be a real concern when it comes to the plumbing. Even if your home inspection showed no problems with the plumbing, there could still be some minor issues lurking in the pipes. If the previous owners didn't keep the drains cleaned, there could be years of built-up gunk and grime inside those pipes. Now that you're in your home, and making a list of projects, here are three reasons why professional drain cleaning should be at the top of that list.
Prevent Troublesome Clogs
If the pipes in your home have years of buildup, it's just a matter of time before you start dealing with troublesome clogs. The dirtier your drains are, the more difficult it is for water and sewage to make it through to the sewer. Over time, you'll notice that your drains are sluggish. Eventually, you'll start noticing an increase in the number to clogs you're trying to deal with. Having your drains professionally cleaned will stop the issue before it becomes a serious problem.
Eliminate Nasty Drain Odors
If you're going to be entertaining guests in your new home – housewarming parties, etc. – you don't want the festivities interrupted by foul odors. If your drains are dirty, that's exactly what you could end up with. All the decaying food, human waste, hair and oils that are lurking in the drains will mix to create some nasty odors. You can eliminate those odors by having your drains professionally cleaned.
Prevent Drain Damage
If you've got mature trees growing in your new yard, chances are pretty good that the roots are growing dangerously close to your underground drain pipes. The reason that's a danger is that roots can actually find their way inside your pipes. After they're inside, they'll continue growing until they burst through the pipes, causing a drain collapse. When that happens, you'll need to have your pipes replaced. Hydro-jet drain cleaning will clean the drains and remove the roots before they can damage your pipes. One of the benefits of hydro-jet cleaning is that high-pressure water is used. The high-pressure water will cut through the roots – and the other gunk that's inside your drains – and then flush the debris through to the main sewer lines.
Don't let drain problems keep you from enjoying your new home. Contact a plumber near you, such as those at AAA Plumbing, to have your drains professionally cleaned.