How Often Is Drain Cleaning Needed?

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How Often Is Drain Cleaning Needed?

Drains are used day in and day out, 365 days a year. This is also why they need to be cleaned on a fairly regular basis. As for when you should contact a plumber for a professional drain cleaning in Canal Winchester, OH, we offer some guidance below.

Every 1 to 2 Years for Household Drains

When it comes to residential drains, the general recommendation is to give us a call and avail of our drain cleaning services every one to two years. In between professional visits, however, you can keep your drains clean by:

  • Using drain strainers
  • Having a separate container for grease
  • Watching what you flush
  • Using a mixture of hot water and vinegar or baking soda in your drains every few months, not as a permanent solution but as a temporary fix before you get in touch with a plumber

Commercial drains, on the other hand, often need to be cleaned on an as-necessary basis by a drain cleaning company due to the volume of waste that gets flushed.

More Often in Certain Areas

You’re more likely to have a clogged drain in certain areas of your home. For instance, sewer and basement drains tend to be more susceptible to debris due to where their location is. In this, annual cleanings can be beneficial for these drains. Bathroom and kitchen drains should also be cleaned often as they are one of the most frequently used.

Schedule Cleanings Based on Drain Conditions

We also recommend professional drain snaking or other cleaning methods that may be appropriate on a more frequent basis if certain conditions apply. Older drain lines, for example, often benefit from cleanings once or twice a year. Additionally, we suggest scheduling a cleaning if you’re already noticing signs of drain-related issues such as slow drainage, recurring backups, and foul odors.

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Plumbing One is the trusted, local drain cleaning company to call on when your drains need a safe, thorough cleaning. Contact us today to schedule a drain cleaning.

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