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Why Summertime Is the Perfect Time to Clean Your Drains

Drain cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance. Drainpipes are easy to forget about, but they’re the very thing that provides access to water for everything from taking a shower to washing the dishes. The best way to ensure you always have water when you need it is to schedule routine drain cleanings. Drain cleaning clears clogs, gets rid of mold, eliminates mineral buildup, and provides the opportunity to check for damaged pipes. The result is clean, healthy pipes that work for years.

Drain cleaning maintenance can be done anytime throughout the year. However, summertime is the best time to schedule this type of maintenance. Below are five reasons why.

It Takes Less Time to Warm Water

Have you noticed that whenever you clear a clog at home the directions say to pour warm water down the drain first? Warm water is highly effective at getting rid of clogs, even without the addition of drain-cleaning solutions. Unlike the wintertime when you have to wait for things to heat up, water warms up almost immediately during the summer.

Proliferation of Mold and Bacteria

Warm air is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. For this reason, getting a drain cleaning during the summer can help you avoid a potentially bad problem before it starts. The benefits are clean pipes and a much healthier home.

It’s Easier to Schedule an Appointment

It’s easier to schedule an appointment during the summer because the kids are out of school, and many people are on vacation. This very likely means that you have a freer and more flexible schedule. It also means that it is much easier to schedule an appointment with a plumber.

Trees Are Out of Hibernation

Trees come out of hibernation during the spring. This means that by the summertime tree roots may have begun to spread. If they spread far enough underground, they can damage the pipes. For this reason, plumbers inspect the pipes outside the house to ensure they are working properly and that no damage has been done.

It’s Easier to Inspect Pipes in the Summer

Summertime pipes are simply easier to inspect. During the winter, pipes are likely to freeze at some point. Water doesn’t flow as easily through the pipes, and the ground is oftentimes covered in snow or ice. Even with the advanced equipment used by plumbers, winter weather makes it harder to inspect and replace pipes. However, none of that is a problem during the summer. Water flows freely, the ground is dry, and there’s no ice covering the pipes.

Regular Drain Cleaning Protects Your Pipes

Routine drain cleaning is important to prevent clogs, keep your home free of mold, and detect cracks in the pipes that could lead to costly water damage if they’re not replaced. If you would like to schedule a drain cleaning, call us at Select Plumbing in Lincoln, NE today.