SPRING CLEANING TIME
The pastime of spring cleaning is something we Americans hold dear to our hearts. Whether it means cleaning out the attic, having a garage sale, or fixing up the exterior, we all have an idea of what spring cleaning means to us. Unfortunately, when someone hears “spring cleaning,” sewage cleaning is often the last thing that comes to mind.
We tend to only focus on cleaning clogged pipes after the window for preventative measures has closed and we are now faced with one big clogged problem. However, this no longer has to be the case! With the proper knowledge, you can prevent yourself from the headache (and costs) that comes attached to poor sewage maintenance.
FINDING THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT BECOMES ONE
There are many culprits that can cause clogged pipes in your home. Drain cleaning is a great way to get rid of any excess buildup that can get trapped. The buildup in your drainage system can be caused by many different factors such as:
- Scraps of food
- Stray hair
- Flushed feminine products
- Random debris
Our sewage system is not as indestructible as many people would like to believe. Flushing something down the toilet doesn’t make it magically disappear, it only becomes someone else’s problem.
If you’re not cautious, it can quickly become yours. Never flush anything down your drain that isn’t water, human waste, or toilet paper. Also, leave professional tools such as snakes, to the professionals. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you will most likely only make the problem worse.
WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S TOO LATE FOR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
Most times, we don’t even realize there is an issue until it’s too late. Clogged pipes can lead to gunk being pushed back up and into our sinks and toilets.
When this happens, it’s best to consult with a professional plumbing service as you don’t want to make matters worse by attempting a DIY quick fix.
However, until your appointment day, there are a few things you can do to temporarily relieve the problem.
- Hot water is a great natural remedy for clogs. The heat can easily break down substances such as grease before it has time to stick to your pipes, which causes buildup.
- Baking soda is another excellent solution for sewage cleaning. A mixture of baking soda and hot water is a good way to get rid of funky smells and disinfect your drain.
- Vinegar has many benefits in the household and sewage cleaning is definitely one of them. Pouring vinegar followed by water down your drain is a powerful method as the acid can cut through any excess goop that may be blocking your drains.
THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE SAVINGS
Proper drain and sewer cleaning can be a great way to save money in the long run. Preventative measures are always more effective (and cheaper) than trying to cure a problem that has already occurred.
It costs a lot less for a proper drain and sewer clean, than it does to repair a major issue that could’ve been avoided. Spring is a beautiful time of the year with so much new life blossoming all around.
However, more life, more problems. With new flowers comes new pollen. It is important to take care of our homes and that includes the parts of it that we can’t see. Contact your trusted Ocala professionals Service Plumbing today and find out how drain cleaning can become a part of your annual spring cleaning routine!