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Plumbing Problems Drain Cleaning Can Help You Prevent

Did you know that investing in drain cleaning services just once each year can go a long way toward preventing a variety of different plumbing problems? It’s true. You don’t have to wait to schedule plumbing service until something is wrong. A proactive approach is a much better way to avoid potential problems.

You can keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of drain cleaning services. Then give our team a call to schedule your residential drain cleaning in Maple Grove, MN. Keeping up with the service annually can help you prevent many plumbing problems altogether.

Prevent Clogs

The number one reason to schedule a drain cleaning is to prevent clogs from developing in the various drains around your home. Drain clogs are not just a nuisance – they can be dangerous for your plumbing system and your family. Drain clogs can lead to mold growth and also breed bacteria. The mold spores and bacteria can waft back up into your home, making it more likely that you will suffer from allergy symptoms and get sick. 

Clogs can also lead to corrosion inside your pipes, especially when they become serious. You may be tempted to address drain clogs using hardware store drain cleaning chemicals as a DIY solution. However, this is another reason that drain clogs are dangerous. 

Using over-the-counter chemicals can damage your pipes and other plumbing fixtures. Drain-cleaning chemicals can actually leave a residue behind that makes it more likely for clogs to develop again in the future, even though that sounds counterintuitive to their purpose.

Prevent Sewer Backups

Keeping your drains clean is an excellent way to prevent sewer backups from ever happening. It’s so easy for miscellaneous objects to go down your drains without you even realizing it. A few pieces of soap here and some hair they are may not seem like a big deal, but over time all of these particles can add up very quickly. 

When anything but water goes down your drains, it can cause clogs in the sewer that lead to backups in your home. This is especially risky if you have a septic tank. Aside from scheduling drain cleaning, it is also important to be aware of the early signs that you might have a sewer backup problem. 

Examples include bad odors wafting up from your drains, gurgling sounds, and water that drains slowly from your sinks and tubs. Having one of these things happen in a single drain may not point to a sewer backup, but having a variety of different problems across your home should be considered a big red flag.

If you suspect that you have an impending sewer backup you should give our team a call right away. You can talk to us about the signs that make you think a sewer backup is possible and we can answer your questions and schedule service. 

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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