Are You Ignoring The Red Flags That Mean You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

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There seem to be two types of people in this world: those who schedule regular drain cleaning and those who wait for a clog to let them know it’s time. As professional plumbers we’re not going to call anyone out or shame homeowners who fall into the latter category, but you’re doing it wrong.

Taking good care of your plumbing system means staying ahead of repairs and problems. Think of it like your care - would you rather preventative maintenance keeps it running, or do you want to discover a repair need when you break down on the side of the road?

Drain cleaning is a critical part of regular household maintenance and upkeep. Your plumbing plays a critical role in how well things happen during your daily routine, so don’t take a gamble with the current condition.

Common Signs That Indicate It’s Time For Drain Cleaning

The smart approach to take is to schedule regular drain cleaning and avoid having a surprise clog. However, if you’re waiting for a sign from above - or maybe below, from deep down in your pipes - here are a few to watch for:

  • Odors emulating from your pipes can mean something is amiss. Blockages retain nasty gunk, which then emits an odor up the drain and into your home.
  • You don’t have to wait for a completely blocked drain; slow drains are just as bad. If your drains are emptying slower than usual, it’s a telltale sign that fully clogged is the next stage.
  • Is mold growing near your drains? It’s easy to write off the presence of mold or excessive mildew as something that just happens and needs cleaning. However, fungus thrives in dark and damp places, and this could be a backup or leak causing the moist conditions.

Finding A Plumber To Trust

A lot of homeowners are leery of contractors, including plumbers. They’ve dealt with a less-than-scrupulous “expert” in the past who was more concerned with selling unnecessary services than caring for the customer. We get it.

The good news is that you don’t have to worry about that with Express Plumbing & Remodeling. Our approach is to provide what’s needed, and we stress drain cleaning because it can help you avoid bigger and more expensive plumbing emergencies. If you have questions or want to set up drain cleaning for your home in Los Angeles, the time to call us is now.

If you are looking for drain cleaning in Los Angeles, please give us a call at 323-892-1798 or fill out our online request form.