Your home's plumbing system requires regular maintenance and drain cleaning. Running hot water down your drains on a weekly basis is a good way to help them stay clean, but occasionally they will need attention from a professional plumber. Knowing when it's time to have your drains cleaned can help you stay on top of maintenance.
You should not experience excessive foul odors from any of your drains. When properly cleaned and maintained, sewer gases do not come out of your drains. Odors can point to a buildup of sludge inside your pipes. This can sometimes be cleaned by using a solution of vinegar and baking soda as well as hot water. Your plumber can give your drains a thorough and professional cleaning.
Your drains should run smoothly and freely throughout your home. Every drain in your house eventually terminates in your sewer line, and while slow drains throughout your house can point to a problem in the sewer line itself, slow drains are often individually constricted by oil, sludge, or grease.
Every home should have sewer inspections every couple of years, and it's not a bad idea to have your plumber take a look at your drains and assess their condition during this time. This is also an opportunity for your plumber to identify potential issues that could be lurking in your home's plumbing system, including its drains.
Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating provides drain cleaning services to all of our customers. Learn more about what we can do for your drains when you visit our website. You can also call us at (510) 843-6904 to schedule your appointment.