The Hidden Dangers in Your Drains: Your Guide to Preventive Maintenance


From showering to washing dishes, your home’s plumbing system plays a vital role in maintaining comfort and hygiene. One component of this system that is often overlooked is drain maintenance.

Hello, everyone in Sweetwater County and beyond! Lance Ball from Aspen Mountain Plumbing here. Today, we will be sharing a crucial piece of advice that could save you significant time, money, and stress: Don’t ignore the small signs in your drains, as they could indicate a bigger problem.

When Small Issues Signal Bigger Problems

A common misconception is that drains only need to be cleaned when a problem arises. However, regular drain cleaning can prevent issues like clogs and backups, saving you from inconvenient disruptions and potentially costly repairs.

Imagine you’re driving a car with a small crack in the windshield. It’s not a problem at first, but over time, that crack grows. One day, your windshield shatters, a dangerous situation that could’ve been prevented by addressing the small crack early on.

The same principle applies to your home’s drain pipes. A slow drain might seem like a minor issue, easily fixed with a DIY solution. But when the issue keeps returning, and more frequently, it’s a sign that a small problem – say, a tiny crack in your pipe – is getting worse.

Plumbing DRAIN Maintenance, REALLY? – Plumbing Q&A

In the video shared above, I explain more about the need for drain cleaning’s preventative maintenance and how often you should consider it as a homeowner.

The Importance of Professional Drain Maintenance

This is where professional plumbers come in. We can diagnose the issue, spot that small crack, and fix it before it becomes a burst pipe, which could lead to a messy and costly situation in your home. Just like you wouldn’t ignore a crack in your windshield, you shouldn’t ignore recurring drainage issues.

How Often Should You Clean Your Drains?

As a general rule, I recommend having your drains professionally cleaned at least once a year. However, if you notice recurring issues like slow drainage or odd smells, it’s time to call your plumber. You can learn more about this topic in our Aspen Mountain Plumbing blog post titled, “How Often Should You Have Your Plumbing Drains Cleaned?” on the Aspen Mountain Plumbing website.

Wrapping Things Up With Your Home Drain Cleaning

Believe me when I tell you that maintenance is always cheaper and less stressful than emergency repairs. If you still have questions about drain maintenance or need to schedule a cleaning, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Aspen Mountain Plumbing. 

Here in Wyoming, we value practicality, efficiency, and high standards. Let’s apply these values to our homes by keeping them safe, healthy, and well-maintained.

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