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7 Reasons Why Regular Drain Cleaning Service Is So Essential | Oak Ridge, TN

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Most people know that regular maintenance is essential for their heating and air conditioning system to function properly. What many people don’t know is that plumbing systems need to be maintained to ensure they are functioning properly as well.

If you want to keep the plumbing system in your Oak Ridge, TN home functioning properly, you should have an annual drain cleaning service performed. During a drain cleaning, a plumber will assess your pipes for clogs and other issues, then clean the drains to remove clogs and any debris that has built up inside the pipes.

If you aren’t sure if a drain cleaning is worth the money and the time it takes for the appointment, you should consider the benefits of having this service performed regularly.

#1 Keep the Water Flowing Down the Drains

If the drains in your Oak Ridge, TN home are slow or become completely clogged, it can make simple daily tasks difficult or impossible. Many homeowners will try to resolve the issue themselves to save money by using a liquid drain cleaner. Unfortunately, these products aren’t always effective. They may clear part of the clog, but if the entire clog isn’t removed, it is only a matter of time before you have drain issues again. Also, liquid drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can be very damaging to your pipes.

If you have an annual drain cleaning service performed, the plumber will eradicate every clog, so the water flows down the drain freely. Having this service performed will prevent drain issues all year long.

#2 Quiet Noisy Drains

Most Oak Ridge, TN homeowners hear gurgling sounds coming from their drains and don’t think much about it. What these people don’t know is that gurgling drains are a sign of major drainage issues to come. If you hear a gurgling sound when water goes down the drain, it is a sign that there is a large clog. When the water cannot get past the clog, it changes direction to find another way, which causes the gurgling sound. If you don’t have a drain cleaning service performed, eventually, the water won’t be able to change directions, and the water won’t go down the drain at all. A drain cleaning will remove the entire clog, quieting your drains, and the water will flow down the drain freely.

#3 Keep Your Kitchen Smelling Fresh

As careful as you are with what you put down the drain, grease, food, and other debris will end up going down the drain, creating a small clog. It is inevitable. When food and grease clog the drain, it can start to spoil, creating a foul odor that can waft up the drain into your kitchen. If there is a foul smell in the kitchen of your home, and it remains no matter how often you clean, the drain is likely to blame. You can pour bleach and scented dish liquid down the drain, but this will just mask the odor. In a few days, you will start smelling it again.

If you want to rid your kitchen of the smell permanently, schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning. During this service, the clog and any food and grease stuck to the inside of the pipes will be removed, making your kitchen smell fresh and clean again.

#4 Rid Your Kitchen Of Fruit Flies

Fruit flies aren’t a major problem, but they can be a nuisance. If there are fruit flies in your kitchen and you don’t have a bowl of rotting fruit or dying flowers on the counter, they could be coming from your drains. When food, grease, and other debris build up in the drain, it creates the perfect breeding ground for fruit flies. There are DIY home remedies to solve the problem using products in your cabinets; however, these methods are just a temporary fix. You will need to use the DIY remedy several times a week to keep the fruit flies away.

If you want to permanently rid your kitchen of fruit flies, you should have a drain cleaning service performed. During the service, the plumber will remove the clog and any debris that has caked on the inside of the pipes, which will rid your kitchen of fruit flies for good.

#5 Save Money On Expensive Plumbing Repairs

If there is a clog in the drains in your home, it can cause plumbing issues regardless of the size. These issues can cause serious issues with your plumbing system, including:

There are all very serious issues and can be very costly. Although there will be a fee for a drain cleaning service, it will be a fraction of the cost of plumbing repairs. Having this service performed every year can save you money in the long run.

#6 Detect Plumbing Issues Early

If there are issues with your plumbing system, you might not realize it until serious complications occur. Because most of your plumbing system is hidden behind walls and under the floors, you won’t be able to detect an issue before it is too late. This can result in an expensive and inconvenient situation.

During an annual drain cleaning service, the plumber will inspect your plumbing system for any issues. If a problem can be detected early, it can be repaired before a minor issue becomes a major one.

#7 Prevent Water Backups

If water backs up into your sinks, toilet, or washing machine, it can result in a nasty flood. The most common cause of water backups is a large clog in the drains. When you have a drain cleaning service performed, the clog in the drains will be removed, preventing water from backing up and flooding your home.

Why Choose My Professional Plumber?

If you want to keep your drains healthy and plan to schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service, schedule an appointment with My Professional Plumber. We have been serving customers in the area for many years and have 70 years of combined experience.

Over the years, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. Thanks to the excellent service we provide, we have a 5-star rating on Google. In 2017, we were Home Advisor’s Best Of winner. In 2018, we won Cityview’s Best of the Best Award. In 2018 and 2019, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award.

We understand that you want to trust the plumber you allow into your home, which is why our employees must pass a background check and a drug test before they are hired.

To schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service or any other plumbing service, give us a call today.


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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