Reducing The Amount Of Harmful Bacteria
One benefit of performing a yearly drain cleaning is that it removes harmful bacteria that become trapped in the drains. Dirty drains are known to trap and promote the growth of bacteria that can be harmful if they are inhaled. Trapped bacteria can also lead to foul odors coming out of the drains throughout your house as well. These odors can permeate the walls and carpets, making it difficult to eliminate odors. Routinely cleaning out the drains will prevent the buildup of sludge and other debris that can trap harmful bacteria.
Preventing Drain Pipes From Busting
Another benefit from annual drain cleaning is it will prevent your pipes from becoming damaged such as leaks or bursting. Over time, harsh chemicals will settle in your pipes causing buildup and eventually corrosion. When this goes untreated, the corrosion will cause the drains to leak and possibly burst. Slow leaks and burst drains can cause major damage to the structure of the house or damage to the appliances. Also, as trees and shrubs mature, their roots can grow under the yard and grow into the pipes. This can also cause drains to rupture. Annual drain cleanings will prevent further corrosion and could stop your house from being flooded from burst pipes.
Removing Foul Odors
Drains that are located throughout the house can become clogged with a lot of debris. For example, bathroom drains can have a buildup of hair, soap scum, or toothpaste while kitchen sink drains can have a buildup of food particles or grime.
Over time, the debris can lead to strong odors that can permeate throughout your home. By having your drains cleaned annually, this will prevent strong odors and keep your home smelling clean.
Every Lakeland homeowner could benefit from annual drain cleaning. Contact the pros of SAMCO Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 to get it done!