Summer Family Home Maintenance: When to Call a Plumber

Continuing on a series on Summer projects and preventative damage for families, let’s talk about clogs and bad drainage. Now it’s probably true that a lot of people believe that hiring plumbers to check up on your drains is outrageous and a complete waste of money.

However, preventative maintenance on drain cleaning can make sure that you avoid those costly repairs, sink, shower or toilet flooding, and why hiring a plumber makes sense since their rates are usually cheap for just a simple drain cleaning. It’s better to take baby steps and clean every so often than to wait until something happens to repair it. No one wants sewage flooding in their house, that is disgusting.

When To Call A Plumber For Drain Cleaning

At the absolute first sign of a clog, that’s when you should look into hiring a plumber for drain cleaning. Using baking soda and vinegar along with a plunger can do the trick, but the plumber will professionally clean your pipes for a low rate as well, since it’s just preventative maintenance. Without a regular cleaning, it may be difficult to tell how bad the blockage really is. That’s why it’s usually best to invest in the low rate of hiring a plumber to do the cleaning, and it usually never hurts considering that when hiring a plumber, you usually get what you pay for.

Clogs Are Bad News

Whether you start to notice a clogged toilet, a clogged sink, or a clogged shower, you should still call for regular drain cleaning from a professional service. If it’s a series of clogs or a combination of the two, it may end up being more serious of an issue such as sewer line repair. To avoid the repair, it doesn’t hurt to hire a professional for regular drain cleaning to save money in the long run.

Why Clean Drains?

One major reason to regularly clean your drains is just for plain safety, not just comfort, odor and appearance. The purpose of a drain is to make sure that your wastewater has a place to go and doesn’t stay in your home. This is because wastewater is the main location for mold and bacteria to build up and then you are looking at possible major health problems. Germs from food particles can lead to foodborne illnesses. Grimy bathrooms are also unhealthy, and clogged drains in general are places where moist environments can be a problem because of bacteria buildup.


Preventative maintenance on your drains is important in the long run to prevent flooding, ensure the best health and safety in your home, and to save money by keeping up with this maintenance and not having to invest in major sewer-line repairs or worse.

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