Most of the time, we let things go past due that need to be done because we forget about them. Our cars get thousands of miles over matinence before we take them in for an oil change. The big menial task at work keeps getting pushed back after all the other things we have to do. It very understandable. This is never a safe habit because putting things off can cause huge problems in the long run.this is especially the case with your drains, you need to be aware of the risks of not cleaning them out once in a while.
Have you ever stopped to think about all the stuff that goes down the drain? Hair, soap, and food all find their way into your plumbing pipes everyday. Over time, these things can clump together and build up blockages until your drains are completely blocked. This leads to more serious damage in your home or buisness. Fortunately just like any other menial task an bit of prevention equals piece of mind. A little bit of cleaning can save alot of money and damage!
How Often Do I need to Clean My Drains?
There’s lots of advice out there on how often you should clean your drains. Most of it is very conflicting. Search around long enough and you will find articles suggesting quarterly, monthly, or even weekly cleanings. However, we think the monthly option is the best and most efficient, mainly because it can become part of a regular cleaning routine without becaoming annoying.
We understand doing something weekly can become a pain in the butt so we avoid doing it. Whether it’s a weekly task or working out. A weekly task can be something you do not enjoy and I will assume drain cleaning will fall into that category. You are far more likely to “forget” to do it or deliberately put it off—which defeats the purpose entirely.
Quarterly cleanings are not good either. Instead of frequent cleanings that become annoying, you end up with the opposite problem: it’s something you completely forget about. Other things come up and interfere with your schedule, so you push cleaning the drains under the rug. The next thing you know, a year has gone by and you’re taking a shower in ankle deep water because the drain is backed up.
Both of these situations are problems you need to be aware of when setting a schedule for cleaning your drains. Don’t forget that cleaning your drains is very important for a healthy plumbing system, especially if your drains are prone to clogging up. It’s worth doing a little now that can help you prevent a lot of work later.
Monthly Is The best option
A monthly cleaning schedule is the best because it’s not frequent enough to be a hassel but regular enough that you wont forget. It allows you to use safe drain cleaning methods and budget ahead for the project, saving you time, money, in the long run. By using methods that incorporate baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water, you can ensure that your drains are working properly for months, and years to come without major work or an emergency call.
If An Emergency Does Happen Call us!
However, we know that sometimes things can happen that are not planned. Even regularly cleaned drains can clog or break instantly, and there’s always the risk of a clog in the main drainage pipe. Emergencies are sometimes unavoidable that’s why we’re here! Call Pasadena CA plumbers Today and we will get your pipes working like new!