While most people only take care of their plumbing system when things go wrong, you can save a lot of time and money by taking some preventative action and picking a time to clean your drains. While you don’t need to make it a regular chore, it is a good idea to take a second look at how well your bathroom is draining once every year.
By inspecting your drain before a problem arises, you can catch some of the symptoms that a disaster or repair is on its way. Some of these red flags that indicate a problem include: slow drainage, bad smells, or buildup of sludge along the inner wall of the pipes. If your fixture is hardly used, you may not need to worry about a clog for a while, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a quick inspection and test drain. In the unfortunate scenario where you do notice one of these indicators of a clog, then you should act sooner rather than later.
Your next decision is how you want to tackle the problem. If you want to save a few bucks, you can watch a tutorial online and try to clean your drains on your own. However, if you are short on time or don’t want to get your hands dirty, a plumber is only a call away!
One of the benefits of hiring a plumber for the job is you get the guarantee that you are solving the underlying problem instead of providing just a temporary fix. Choosing to ignore some of these red flags will postpone the inevitable and can lead to even more expensive fixes down the road. So, remember to clean your drains the next time you decide to do some deep cleaning in your home and avoid the trouble of costly repairs in the future!