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How Often Should You Have Your Drains Cleaned?

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The drains in your home can accumulate over time with a buildup of grease and oils, as well as other things, and it can eventually clog the drains in your home so badly that you may have a backup or other issue with your drains. Cleaning your drains is very important in that this is the best way to clear your drains and prevent a backup in your home. Read on for information about drain cleaning.

What Does Drain Cleaning Entail?

Drain cleaning is the process in which your drains are cleaned out to remove anything that may be blocking the drain, or that is in the drain. Cleaning of the drains can be done in a few ways. It could be done with a liquid cleaning agent, a snake, or a rotating snake that is usually used for clogs that are difficult to clear, or whenever roots are growing into the drain lines. Drain cleaning can be a messy job, and you may be surprised at how much gunk builds up in a drain over time.

How Often Should You Have Your Drains Cleaned?

You should have your drains cleaned at least once per year, or more often if you have drains that are very sensitive. You'll know if you have sensitive drains, as you will be unclogging clogs often in your home, even when you are doing everything right. Your drains may clog from the soap that you use, or they could clog just from using 2-ply toilet paper. If you have sensitive drains, or even if you don't, and you just aren't using your drains properly, they could be clogging often, so you should have your drains cleaned before you have a major issue on your hands.

Should You Clean Your Own Drains? 

You can try to keep up with drain cleaning on your own, but hiring a professional company to do this work for you is important, as they will do a more thorough job and get it all done for you. This is a messy job that you may not be prepared to do on your own. Hiring a professional to do the work may be the best option.

If your drains in your home are moving slowly, you hear gurgling noises in your drains, or you have a lot of problems with clogs, you should have your drains cleaned. Don't wait though until you have a problem, having a professional company clean your drains for you at least once per year to ensure they are working correctly.