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Drain Cleaning in Hickory, NC You can probably think of many problems in life that can be avoided with preventative measures. Keeping healthy is always easier than getting healthy, and this is especially true for your home’s drainage system.

Many of today’s products are as bad on our home’s pipes as cholesterol is known to be on our body’s “pipes”, as they tend to build up over time in the same way. Adding to the problem is the fact that some drain cleaning products are also hard on drains and contain chemicals that are not safe for your family.

The solution to this problem is having a plumber periodically perform drain cleaning in your home. This service will benefit you and your family in the following ways:

  • Avoid clogs – Most clogs are not a sudden happening, but something that occurs over time. It starts as just a couple of things that get snagged, and these continue to grab others that pass. The most common problem is hair. Shampoo and conditioner can make hair stick in the drains.
  • Avoid toxins and germs – When things are adhering to your drains, they can produce bacteria, germs and other toxins that can cause odors and other dangers for your family. The periodic flush of your drain lines will keep this to a minimum. This can be especially helpful for households with allergy and asthma sufferers.
  • Save money – It is far less expensive to keep the drains clean than to deal with blockages later on, especially when a backup occurs that damages your personal belongings.
  • Keep appliances operating efficiently – Appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and garbage disposals can discharge more efficiently when drains are clean and free-flowing.

Many people engage in an annual ritual of spring cleaning, so this just may the perfect time to add drain cleaning to the list. It won’t hurt to have this done more often than annually, but that is a good start. Give a call to your plumber and see what other things they can do while they are there to make sure your home is as safe and efficient as possible.