The Benefits of Maintaining Clean Drains In Your Home

Replacing your sewer line can cost upwards of $5000 or more. That’s a good reason why you should try to avoid clogging your sewer line in the first place. Regular drain maintenance can keep your sewer line and your drains in great shape. Most homeowners tend to forget about regular drain cleaning until there is a problem or the interference becomes severe. You won’t have to worry about unexpected problems if you do regular maintenance on your drains.

A Plumber Will Find The Correct Ways To Clean Drains.
Clogged Sink

There are several ways to clean the drains in your home. Sometimes the easiest way is by using the old standby plunger and you have fixed your own clogged drain. Other times, you will need to call in a professional plumber to get it clean.

At Honest Abe Home Services, our plumbers will be able to decide which drain cleaning method works best based on the condition of your drains. As a homeowner, you can avoid trying to figure out what the best method to use on your own.

Honest Abe plumbers understand the proper use of drain cleaning equipment and can prevent any issues quickly and efficiently.  We use drain augers, snakes, hydro-jetters and video inspection equipment to find the root cause of a clog.

Clogs will Be Stopped And Prevent Them From Turning Into A Bigger Problem

The most obvious benefit of regular drain cleaning is preventing clogs from forming. This means that you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience of sinks becoming stopped-up or backflow from your toilets.

Prevention of Foul Odors

A homeowner may associate foul odors with your toilet. However, an uncleaned drain can lead to a buildup of bacteria and mold and that can produce unpleasant odors in your home. Remember mold loves a dark moist environment and the inside of your drains have darkness and dampness to spare. You shouldn’t rely on a regular flow of water to wash away the mold spores that accumulate in drains. Using mild bleach or other cleaning agents can help keep that mold from growing by preventatively pouring it down your drain’s overflow hole and into the drain itself.

Harsh Chemicals Are Avoided That Could Damage Drains. 

Drain Cleaning Chemical

When it comes to the arsenal of tools that Honest Abe Plumbers use to clean drains, you won’t find them using chemical drain cleaners. Harsh chemicals can erode your pipes and damage your drains.The main active ingredient in many drain cleaners is hydrochloric acid. This is an incredibly harsh substance that can erode the pipes in your home. You probably won’t notice any damage immediately. You may notice that your metal pipes have developed leaks and your PVC pipes will become soft. 

All drain problems cannot be solved by pouring chemicals down the drain. If the issue you are having is due to your sewer line or a broken pipe, no chemical drain cleaner will fix your plumbing problems. All you are doing is pouring a toxic and corrosive substance down your drains and that can be harmful to your health and an environmental hazard. These chemicals don’t actually clean the drain as a Plumber does. There will almost always be buildup and residue left behind if the chemical even works to break the clog up at all. One of the most common effects of chemical cleaning is heat. Heat can be a significant threat to both PVC and older metal that has lost its density due to age.

Cleaning Your Drains Won’t Cost A Small Fortune

As previously mentioned, clogged or blocked pipes can lead to serious damage to your plumbing system. This can become costly to repair if not properly taken care of. Instead of spending money on repairs or faulty pipes, spending money or cleaning drains is far less expensive and can prevent expensive repairs later.

The Cause of The Clog Will Be Identified

When you put off cleaning of your pipes for too long, buildup of debris and waste accumulate and the risk of overflows and floods increase. The result can be devastating and can drain you of valuables, resources, time and money. If your drains do not appear to be working properly, you should call in the help of an expert that can identify and fix your issue but also determine if the problem lies within the plumbing system.  Honest Abe Home Services can find the cause and provide further recommendations.

The Risk of Dirty Plumbing Is Lowered

Stagnant water attracts pests like mosquitos and other insects that are prone to carrying diseases and germs. Minerals and contaminants can get into the water you drink or use to brush your teeth. Regular maintenance of your plumbing system will reduce risks of any health issue and contamination. Although it’s tough to prevent all clogs and blockages from occurring, you can mitigate disaster by identifying a blocked drain as soon as possible. Take action the moment you notice any plumbing issues. Keep an eye on the sources of water in your home, and be vigilant to any unusual smells, water on the floor or draining problems. The quicker you clear the problem, the less damage you will have to face.

About Honest Abe Home Services

Honest Abe has been serving the Baltimore area for over 13 years and our plumbers have the equipment, expertise to get to the root of the problem, and get your pipes in proper working order. Honest Abe is committed to providing our customers with quality service and dependable results. No job is too big or too small! Whether it’s an emergency issue or routine maintenance, we’re ready to help and get your plumbing back up and running as fast as possible. To learn more about how our family-owned and operated company has served the Baltimore and surrounding areas, please visit Honest Abe Home Services today! 

We offer clear communication, personalized service that is tailored to each customer’s needs, and excellent workmanship. We are always honest and up front in every service we provide.

Call us today to get a no obligation estimate. (410) 205-4340

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