Your plumbing system undergoes a significant amount of activity throughout the day. From washing clothes and dishes to taking showers, a lot of water finds its way down the plumbing drain. But water is not the only thing. Food, chemicals and contaminants all go down the drain with the water. Over time, these substances build up and cause blockage and deterioration inside the pipes. Regular drain cleanings are the solution to help avoid any unwanted blockage or backup in your plumbing.
Caring for Your Plumbing System
Like all other components in your home, your plumbing system requires ongoing maintenance and care to operate at peak performance year after year. The best action you can take is to hire a professional plumbing technician to come in and perform a comprehensive inspection of all parts. A plumber can make the necessary repairs and have your plumbing system up and running like new.
Preventative Maintenance: Cleaning Your Drain
Plumbing repairs can be expensive, which is why preventative maintenance is essential. Caring for the pipes and all other components begins by keeping the drain line clean and clear of blockage and debris. Below is a list of common items that can get caught inside your drain (whether it’s inside or outside your home) and need to be removed on a regular basis.
Lime Scale. Lime scale occurs as a result of hard water exposure over a long period. Hard water contains significant levels of calcium and magnesium. The particles from these two substances build up over time and inhibit water flow. Once hardened, it is difficult to remove lime scale from a pipe.
Tree Roots. Tree roots block plumbing by penetrating the pipes and completely blocking off the flow of water. This situation occurs due to the water and fertilizer within the sewer systems. Trees will naturally grow towards the fertilizer, causing them to penetrate the underground plumbing. Solving the issue will require a full drain repair and a removal or a redirection of the roots.
Non-Organic Waste Buildup. The average household will stick large objects down the drain that do not belong there. Once these objects get lodged, they can only be removed by force. This can include items such as toys that get flushed down the toilet to spaghetti that sticks in the garbage disposal. In many cases, these items have to be professionally removed.
Crawford Mechanical Services Can Clean Your Drain
If you are having plumbing problems, contact Crawford Mechanical Services. We provide a variety of repair and installation services for home and business owners in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area. Call us at 614-478-9424 to set up an appointment today.