There seems to be two kinds of people in this world: those that schedule regular drain cleaning and those that wait for a blockage to tell them it’s time.

It is important to take care of your plumbing system so that you can avoid costly repairs. You can think of it as your care. Do you prefer preventative maintenance or to discover a repair issue when you have to fix it?

Drain cleaning¬†should be a regular part of household maintenance.¬†You can’t afford to gamble with your plumbing.

Notable signs that it is time for drain cleaning

To avoid surprises, it is smart to schedule drain cleanings on a regular basis. Here are some signs to look for if you wait for something from above or below your pipes.

  • An odor emanating from your pipes could indicate that something is wrong. The buildup of gunk can cause blockages, which can then send a foul odor down the drain into your home.
  • A blocked drain doesn’t necessarily mean that it is completely blocked. However, slow drains are equally dangerous. If drains are draining slower than usual it is a sign that the next stage of obstruction has occurred.
  • Are there signs of mold growing around your drains? It’s easy for mold to be dismissed as an accidental occurrence that needs to be addressed. Mold thrives in damp, dark areas. It could also be caused by a leak or backup.