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Here’s Why You Need A Yearly Kitchen Drain Cleaning

Let’s face it — when it comes to your drains [1], getting them cleaned is probably on the end of your already long to-do list (if it’s on it at all). When it comes to clogs, there are a series of ways to self-fix — and when it comes to your drains in general, it’s not something you often think about until you have no other choice.

Though it might not seem like a priority, we really recommend homeowners consider scheduling a yearly drain cleaning — and here’s why:

Drain Cleaning vs. Drain Clearing

Just to be clear (pun intended!) there is a big difference between Drain Clearing and Drain Cleaning. Drain Clearing is accomplished with a snake or cable that either pulls or pushes the clog to restore flow to the drain. Think of it as punching a hole through the clog. On the other hand, think of hydrojetting like power washing your drains: the pressure washer will clean out debris and build-up, even grease that sticks to the sides of the pipes! It’s quick and economical — but without it, you could be looking at a significant burst or plumbing replacement.

Reduce Blockages and Clogs

The dreaded slow draining sink or shower drain should not be a common occurrence. Over time, an ignored blockage can lead to build-up — and eventually lead to a sewer line leak or worse: a burst. However, regular cleanings will remove that build-up and leave your pipes clear to flow with ease.

Improves Lifespan

You know that build-up we were discussing above? Well, not only can it lead to a clog, leak or bust — but it can also corrode your pipes. With scheduled cleanings, the chemical deposits will be removed, keeping your plumbing healthy to lead a long lifespan., And, if a pipe does corrode, it is very expensive to replace your existing drain pipes [2].

Ditch The Stench

You may be numb to it now, but that stench might be coming from your drains. Bacteria and mold can live in a dirty pipe and leave you looking for the air fresheners more frequently. Water alone can’t kill the stench — and you’ll need a deep cleaning, such as hydrojetting, to keep your drains bacteria free.

Let us help you avoid a leak or burst! The experts at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air [3] can help you out and ensure your drains are in tip-top shape.