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After moving into a new home, I realized that there were a few problems that I didn't notice during the initial inspection. I started looking around at the plumbing, and it was surprising to see how many problems there were with the house. There were bad smells coming out of the drains, the pipes seemed like they were always clogged, and I was having trouble getting hot water. I knew that I needed to do what I could to prevent plumbing problems, and it all started with working with the right professional. This blog is here to help people to recognize the signs of plumbing problems.

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Planning for the Holidays? 4 Reasons You Need to Have Your Drains Cleaned

The holidays will be here before you know it. If you're making preparations for get-togethers, you should add drain cleaning to your to-do list. You might not realize it, but dirty drains can put a damper on your holiday festivities. Here are just four reasons why you should get your drains cleaned before the guests arrive.

Prevent Sluggish Drains

If you'll be doing a lot of cooking while your guests are over, the last thing you want to deal with is sluggish drains. Unfortunately, greasy buildup can lead to slow and sluggish drains, especially when you try to use your garbage disposal. The reason for this is that the buildup reduces the size of your drain opening, making it difficult for food particles to get through. You can prevent this problem by having your drains cleaned.

Reduce Odors

In addition to slow and sluggish drains, the greasy buildup inside your drains can also lead to foul odors. Food and human waste can decay inside the pipes, causing foul odors to form. Once the gases form, they'll have nowhere to go but back up into your home. When that happens, you'll start smelling rotten food and human waste coming up through the pipes. Having your drains cleaned will prevent embarrassing drain odors during your holiday get-togethers.

Prevent Toilet Clogs

Your toilets can also suffer from dirty drains. However, when toilet drains get dirty, they won't flush properly. When toilets don't flush properly, you can be faced with a couple of different problems. First, it might require several flushes for everything to go down properly, which increases water usage. Second, improperly flushing toilets can lead to an increased number of clogs. Cleaning the drains will remove the debris that prevents proper flushing.

Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

If your drains haven't been cleaned in a while, the buildup could lead to plumbing emergencies. This is particularly true in the bathroom. Dirty drains can make it impossible for raw sewage to flow through to the sewer or septic tank. When that happens, the sewage builds up inside the drains. When that happens, you could end up with raw sewage backing up into your home—particularly into your bathtubs. Having your drains professionally cleaned will help you avoid plumbing emergencies.

Now that you're planning your holiday get-togethers, don't forget about your drains. Clean drains will help you avoid problems with your plumbing. For other helpful tips, be sure to speak to a plumber, such as one at Mr Sewer.