Understanding Plumbing Basics
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Understanding Plumbing Basics

As a new homeowner, I can tell you that things aren't always as simple as they appear. I started thinking about it a few years ago, and I realized that there were some serious problems with our plumbing system. We had issues with drains working correctly and toilets flushing like they should, so I started focusing more heavily on understanding the basics of our plumbing system. Within a few short months the entire system was operating more fluidly because of a few changes that I made, so I wanted to create a blog all about my journey. Check out these articles to learn more about the plumbing basics.


Understanding Plumbing Basics

Top 4 Reasons To Schedule A Drain Cleaning Service

Jorge Alexander

Since most plumbing in a home is hidden, people don't think about it that often. But if you want to be a proactive homeowner, it is in your best interest to regularly schedule preventative drain cleaning services. There are a number of reasons to have a drain cleaning service performed, such as:

Decrease the Chance of Emergency Plumbing Calls

When the main drain in your plumbing system experiences problems, you will most likely need the assistance of a plumber right away. Getting a plumber to do a same-day visit can be costly, especially if you have to call on a holiday, after business hours, or during the weekend. When you have your drain cleaned on a regular basis, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you most likely won't experience any problems that will need emergency plumbing services.

Save Money in the Long Run

An ignored main drain will eventually have problems. These problems can include major issues, such as flooding or sewage backing up into your home. The cost to have your home cleaned up after flooding or a sewage back up can be substantial, not to mention the cost to have your main drained cleaned out and repaired. The typical preventative drain cleaning service costs a fraction of what it does to repair and clean up after a major drain issue. If you want to save money in the long run, keep on top of having the main drain of your home cleaned and maintained.

Eliminate Odors

When clogs build up in the main drain of your home, sewage, waste, and other debris can get slowed down and stuck in the pipe. If these things sit for an extended period of time and don't make it to the sewer system, they can create very unpleasant smells. Over time, these smells may come up through the drains of your showers/tubs, and the sinks in your home. It is also possible for the smells to be apparent when faucets are turned on and the odors are released from the main drain line. No one wants to live in a smelly home-- drain cleaning services can prevent the problem.


Unlike a plumbing emergency, you can schedule a drain cleaning service at your convenience. In most cases, drain cleaning is recommended annually, so after it is done, you won't have to think about having your drain cleaned for many months. 

Talk with a company like Backlund Plumbing for more information.