Homeowners typically tend to “forget” about their drains, giving priority to other household maintenance tasks instead. However, that really shouldn’t be the case given the importance of the role that drains fulfil; transporting waste products safely out of your home. If we didn’t have such efficient drainage systems we would have to go back to doing what folks did in the “olden days” and simply dispose of our waste in our yards, or worse still, in the street! That doesn’t sound very pleasant does it? The smell would certainly kill the atmosphere when entertaining friends in your patio area! So you now see the importance of a fully functional drainage system in your home. But why wait to call a drain company until something goes wrong? Prevention is always better than the cure, and having a drain company service your home’s drainage system on a yearly basis will not only improve performance; it’ll extend the lifespan of your drains too.
The Benefits of Hiring a Drain Company to Professionally Service Your Drains
There are numerous benefits to keeping your home’s drains in good condition and during this blog post we are going to discuss a few of the reasons why you should consider getting in touch with a drain company in Toronto to arrange a professional service soon.
- Quicker Drainage – This is undoubtedly one of the primary reasons to get your drains properly cleaned by a drain company on a regular basis. If it’s been years since you even thought about doing some maintenance on your drains, the chances are good that water and other waste products take a lot longer to drain than they once did. If water just seems to “sit” on top of an open drain before very slowly disappearing, it’s a good sign that the drain is in need of a serious clean.
- Extends Lifespan – In recent years many homeowners’ budgets in Toronto have been fairly tight due to the impact of the global recession, but even so, it’s always been important to try and get as much value for money as you can from investments in your home. The best way to do that is find ways to increase the usable lifespan of the various systems, fixtures and furnishings you have in your home. One factor that can negatively impact upon drains in particular is a build up of chemicals, which can lead to pipes corroding and leaks developing (which are a danger to your home in their own right). A drain company will remove these chemicals, along with any other types of debris that have accumulated, allowing your drains to function trouble-free for longer.
- No Bad Smells – As we tried to point out during the introduction to this blog post, when waste isn’t disposed of properly, it can really start to smell pretty bad. That’s what could happen should the condition of your drains become so bad that they get clogged. Failure to clean drains regularly can also lead to the growth of mould and bacteria, which absolutely love damp, dark conditions, and are another cause of bad smells. A drain company will keep your drains clean, reducing the chance of a blockage or a build-up of mould.
- Prevents Damage & Inconvenience – We’ve already touched on the fact that a lack of maintenance with regards to your home’s drains can cause pipes to corrode and leak. The damage that these leaking pipes can cause can be devastating in some cases, especially if the leak goes undetected for a lengthy period of time, and you have to remember that these pipes contain waste products and not just clean water. These leaks can cause serious damage to both nearby sections of wall and the flooring in the room, as well as creating unsanitary living conditions due to the possibility of the waste containing harmful bacteria. Then there’s the inconvenience you will have to put up with if this happens or one of your drains get’s blocked. Missing work, making you late for an appointment or simply ruining your free day, all because your drains weren’t properly maintained. This can all be avoid by simply contacting a drain company and arranging a professional service.
Why contact a drain company instead of carrying out the maintenance yourself? A lack of knowledge can be just as harmful as not doing any maintenance at all. Using the wrong techniques or the wrong types of equipment may actually do more harm than good, and we’ve come across some homeowners that have actually done some rather serious damage to their plumbing system by attempting to clean their drains themselves. Rather than risk that, contact the team at New Canadian Drain & Plumbing instead; we have a proven track record when it comes to drain cleaning, drain repair and drain replacement in both residential and commercial properties. To arrange a free consultation, dial (416) 651-2990 if you’re in the west of Toronto, or (416) 462-3212 if you’re in the east. Visit us on Google+