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It's The Start Of A New Year: 4 Reasons To Start The Year With Clean Drains

Now that the holidays are officially over, it's time to turn your thoughts to home maintenance. You might think that maintenance should wait until spring, but that's not necessarily the case, especially where your plumbing is concerned.Your drains are one particular plumbing issue that should be addressed early in the year. If you haven't done this already, now's the time to have your drains cleaned. If you're not sure why you need to do that, here are just four of the reasons why you need to have your drains cleaned at the start of the new year. 

Reduce Drain Problems

You never know when drain problems are going to become an issue in your home. Unfortunately, once you're dealing with stubborn clogs or sluggish drains, the problem can be more difficult to resolve. One of the benefits of having your drains cleaned at the start of each new year is that issues that lead to clogs and sluggishness are eliminated. 

Keep Sludge From Freezing

If you have a thick build-up of sludge in your drains, the freezing temperatures may pose a significant risk for your home. Sludge won't stay in a liquid form once it's exposed to freezing temperatures, which means you're suddenly going to have a rock-solid mass inside your drain pipes. Unfortunately, sludge tends to expand once it's frozen, which means your drain pipes could rupture under the pressure. You can prevent the sludge from freezing during the winter by having your drains cleaned at the start of each new year. 

Identify Danger Zones Early

If you're like most people, you have no idea what's going on inside your drains. Unfortunately, that means you could have serious plumbing issues that you know nothing about. One of the benefits of having your drains cleaned at the start of each new year is that you have the opportunity to identify danger zones early. While they're cleaning your drains, your plumber will take notes of all the problem areas they discover. Once they're identified, they can be repaired before the problem has a chance to escalate. 

Protect Home From Odors

Finally, if you're looking forward to a fresh new year, the last thing you want is to have your home invaded by foul odors. Unfortunately, if you don't have your drains cleaned at the start of each year, that's exactly what can happen. All the garbage that's building up in your drains will start emitting odors that will be absorbed into the air you breathe. An annual drain cleaning will protect your home from those odors. That way, you can start each year with fresh air and clean drains. 

To learn more, contact a plumber.


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