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Regular maintenance is essential for every system in your Bloomington, IL home, including your plumbing system. The drains in your home are necessary to remove water and waste. Because drain issues can cause so many problems, you should have a drain cleaning service performed every year.
The average cost of a draining cleaning service is around $220. If you aren’t sure if the service is worth the price, you should consider the ways this service can benefit your home and plumbing system.
#1 Prevent Drain Issues
Slow drains are a hassle. If the water drains slowly, simple tasks can be challenging and may take longer than necessary. If the drain is clogged completely, you can’t use the sink or tub, which is a significant inconvenience. You can hire a plumber to remove the clog; however, it can take time for the plumber to get to your home, and you will need to try to deal with the clog until they arrive. If you have a drain cleaning service performed every year, the risk of a clog drops significantly. When you turn on the water in your home, you can be sure it will flow freely down the drain.
#2 Eliminate Foul Odors
If there is a foul smell in your home and you cannot find the source, your drains could be to blame. As careful as you are with what you put down the drains in your home, soap, hair, grease, food, and other debris will end up in the drain, which can cause a clog. When a clog sits in the drain, bacteria can form, causing a foul odor that wafts up from the drain. If you have a drain cleaning service performed yearly, the clog and the bacteria will be removed, eliminating the foul odor. This service will ensure your home always smells fresh.
#3 Keep Your Family Healthy
As mentioned above, drain clogs can produce bacteria. Clogs can also cause mold growth, and bacteria and mold can affect your family’s health. Diseases can arise from bacterial infections, and mold in the drains can cause your family to develop allergy symptoms, respiratory issues and can weaken the immune system. If you have a drain cleaning service performed every year, the clogs will be removed, keeping your family healthy.
#4 Save Money On Plumbing Repairs
A drain cleaning service will save you money; however, the cost is nothing compared to the cost of a significant plumbing repair. If there is a large clog in the pipes, they could burst, causing a major flood in your Bloomington, IL home. If the clog is located in the underground pipes and continues to grow, you may need to dig up the yard to reach the clog.
If you have a drain cleaning service performed every year, small clogs will be removed before they cause significant damage to your plumbing system and your home. In addition, this service will save you the cost of an expensive plumbing repair.
#5 Keep Your Pipes Healthy
Chemicals and organic matter can get stuck in your pipes. Over time, this causes leaks and corrosion. Because your plumbing system is hidden, it is impossible to tell if your pipes are leaking or corroded. It isn’t until the corrosion contaminates your water that you realize there is a problem. If your pipes are leaking, you won’t know until your water bills increase or you discover water damage, and all of these issues can be expensive to repair.
If you have a drain cleaning performed every year, you can be sure the pipes in your home are healthy.
#6 Eliminate Fruit Flies
Do you have a fruit fly issue in your kitchen? If you don’t have a bowl of fruit or a vase of old flowers on the counter, your drains could be to blame. When food, grease, and other debris create a clog in the drain, which is the perfect breeding ground for fruit flies.
There are plenty of home remedies online; however, these will just mask the problem. It won’t be long before the remedy washes away and the fruit flies will return. A drain cleaning service is a permanent solution to the problem. When the clog is removed, the drains in your home will no longer be a hospitable environment for fruit flies, and the problem will be eliminated.
#7 Prevent Water Backups
Large clogs can cause water to back up in your sink, toilet, or washing machine, resulting in a nasty mess in your Bloomington, IL home. A water backup can cause a significant flood, and if the water seeps into the floor or walls, considerable water damage and mold growth can occur. Because these problems are so expensive to repair, you should schedule a drain cleaning every year. When your drains are clear and free of clogs, you won’t need to worry about the water backing up.
Why Choose Covenant Plumbing?
If you are due for a yearly drain cleaning service, schedule an appointment with Covenant Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving residential and commercial customers in the area since 2006.
Our plumbers are fully licensed and insured and provide various plumbing services, from clog removal to re-piping. We also offer services that other plumbing companies may not, such as water purifier installation and remodeling. Over the last 15 years, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. In 2021, we won the Best Of Reader’s Choice award.
If you have a plumbing issue and we aren’t in the office, don’t panic. We offer emergency service and will do our best to get to your home as quickly as we would if you had called during regular business hours.We want to reward our loyal customers, and they can join our Covenant Advantage Club. Membership includes many benefits, including discounts on services, priority service, extended warranties, and many other benefits.
To schedule an appointment for a drain cleaning service or any other plumbing service, give us a call today.