The Home and Health Hazards of Residential Drain Blockages
Clogged drains can be one of a homeowner's top annoyances. Nobody likes having to deal with a sink that takes forever to empty, a toilet that's on the fritz, or a shower that turns into a bathtub after a few minutes. On top of causing an inconvenience, clogged and blocked drains can present some significant home and health hazards if not properly cleaned by a qualified Edmonton drain cleaner.
Ignoring a clogged drain and letting the problem persist or get worse can lead to:
- Flooding - One or several blocked drains can cause wastewater to seep back up through the pipes and cause flooding in your home, particularly if your street's main sewer system is at the same time overwhelmed by stormwater. Most wastewater pipes are only a few inches in diameter, and they should never be used to dispose of anything else but wastewater and a regular amount of toilet paper.
- Water damage - Even if your clogged drains don't result in flooding, they are still contributing to the collection of standing water. The stagnant water can then seep out of the pipes and evaporate into the air of your home and cause substantial water damage. The water that seeps downwards can create cracks in your home's foundation, while the water that evaporates can leave stains on your floorboards and walls, and may even cause them to warp.
- The proliferation of disease-causing bugs, germs, and bacteria - Stagnant water provides the perfect environment for all sorts of bugs, germs, and bacteria to grow and proliferate. If your drains are left uncleaned, then these pathogens can cause skin infections, exacerbate allergies, and even put you and your family at risk of harmful diseases. Asthma sufferers are also more prone to attacks when living in a house with blocked drains.
Protect Your Home and Health with a Professional Drain Cleaning
It can be tempting to handle plumbing issues yourself, but unless you are a professional, you risk making the problem worse. Contacting a professional residential drain cleaning service in Edmonton, such as AA Johnny's Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd, is the only way to ensure that the job is done right. If your clogged or blocked drains are causing you trouble, then schedule a residential drain cleaning appointment with us today.