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Check Your Commitment Issues This Valentines Day

Valentines Day may be widely regarded as the holiday for love, but realistically, Valentines Day isn't everyone's cup of tea. There are some who find the day to be a completely useless commercial holiday, whether they are in a relationship or not. Still, others don't appreciate the holiday because it is a reminder of their ever-present commitment issues.

If you are of the group who' disdain for Valentines Day comes from an aversion to commitment, then we've got great news - Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing offers great plumbing maintenance plans without the long term commitment!

Make Sure You Keep Regular Drain Cleaning Appointments

draincleaningFor most homes, drain cleanings should be performed by a professional plumbing technician at least every six to twelve months.

Households with larger families in them might require more frequent cleanings, because more people in a home presumably means more hair in the shower drains, more food being disposed of in kitchen sinks, and more toilet use.

That said, you may be able to get away with only having your drains cleaned once a month if you live alone, or have a smaller family. Keeping regular drain cleaning appointments can help you get rid of stubborn clogs, end the cycle of recurring clogs, prevent certain plumbing emergencies, and even extend the life of your drain pipes.

Try Hydro Jetting to Extend The Time Between Cleanings

hydrojettingHydro jetting is a drain cleaning method that involves a stream of highly pressurized water flowing through your pipes to clean them. Think of it as pressure cleaning for the inside of your pipes.

It can extend the time between professional drain cleanings because it cleans your pipes more completely than other methods of drain cleaning.

Hydro jetting can remove things like mineral deposits, scale buildup, residue left behind by soap, fecal matter, food scraps, twigs, and other debris that can cause a drain to clog from your pipes.

Other, more traditional, methods of drain cleaning may partially remove clogs, but they cannot remove things like mineral, limescale, and other residue that may be built up along the pipe walls.

DIY Drain Cleaning in Between Professional Visits

cleanathomeFinally, even if you are having your drains cleaned annually with a professional hydro jetting service, it is always a good idea to perform a little DIY maintenance in between professional drain cleaning appointments.

If you have your drains jetted once a year, you may want to clean out your drains yourself every six months. Just make sure that you are using a drain snake (purchased from your local hardware store) to clean the drain.

Never use liquid cleaners like Draino, as they tend to do more harm than good by leaving a residue on the inner walls of your pipes which can eventually lead to a clog. Of course, maintenance service plans like these are specifically geared towards homeowners who will likely have the same plumbing system for several years.

If you rent your home, you may not be open to committing to a maintenance plan right now, and that is perfectly fine. At Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing, we are okay with keeping your drain cleaning appointment casual. Just give us a call at (775) 626-7777 whenever you need us!