The Benefits of Proactive Drain Cleaning in Virginia Beach

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How HydroScrub® Jetting Can Keep Your Pipes Running Smoothly

Your drains are one of the most important parts of your Virginia Beach property’s plumbing system because they remove wastewater and prevent flooding. It's important to keep pipes clean to avoid clogs, foul odors, leaks, and more. Maintaining healthy drains and pipes will improve your system’s longevity and performance and save you money in the long run.

A little bit of preventative maintenance goes a long way in protecting your plumbing system. With a busy schedule, it can be hard to be proactive about drain cleaning, but now is a good time to start! At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach, we offer various services, including HydroScrub® Jetting, to help you get ahead with drain cleaning.

Let’s discuss the benefits of proactive drain maintenance in greater detail and what you can do to improve your plumbing operation.

Clogged Drains Are Often the Result of Long-Term Buildup

It’s a common misconception that clogged drains are typically caused by a single item lodged in your pipes. In reality, clogs are often the result of the slow buildup of gunk and debris over time. You may notice that your drains become slow before they become fully clogged.

Clogged drains are often caused by the slow buildup of:

  • Food
  • Grease
  • Hair
  • Hygiene products
  • Soaps
  • Cleaning chemicals

While sometimes just an inconvenience, clogged drains can quickly become a major problem if neglected. If left uncleaned, these clogs can cause water to back up into your home or business, resulting in potentially serious water damage, mold growth, and costly repairs.

It’s important to stay on top of your drain maintenance by properly disposing of food waste and other household items. Even bathroom wipes labeled “flushable” can cause clogs, so we recommend avoiding flushing anything besides regular toilet paper to keep your pipes running smoothly.

Untreated Clogs Can Lead to Water Damage, Mold Growth, and Other Hazards

If your plumbing isn’t properly maintained, minor clogs can end up causing flooding, water damage, mold growth, sewer odors, and more. Not only are these troublesome and expensive to deal with, but they can lead to serious health risks for those you care about at your Virginia Beach home or business. Mold and mildew can cause various health issues, such as irritated skin, coughing fits, congestion, respiratory problems, headaches, and asthma attacks.

To ensure you and your family remain healthy, regularly check for water damage or sewer odors that could potentially result in unwanted mold and mildew.

Indicators of clogged drains or other plumbing issues could include, but are not limited to:

  • Slow drains
  • Water stains on walls, floors, or ceilings
  • Sewer and drain odors or other foul smells
  • Gurgling or knocking sounds

If you notice any signs of clogs developing in your plumbing, it’s time to invest in drain cleaning services to ensure more serious issues don’t arise.

Proper Drain Maintenance Can Help Prevent Larger Issues

Being proactive about drain maintenance is the key to preventing costly and inconvenient disasters like flooding or mold growth. Investing in drain cleaning services can save you a lot of time, money, and hassle by preventing clogs from forming before they become major issues. Additionally, drain cleaning also helps improve the longevity of your drainage system—ensuring that it functions optimally for years.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach, we offer our proprietary HydroScrub® Jetting services that can help you unclog your drains, clean your pipes, and improve the overall health and performance of your property’s plumbing. While conventional drain snaking only clears a small hole in your plumbing, our jetting services will clean out your pipes entirely using water pressurized at 3,500 psi to blast through grease, sludge, and other buildup.

HydroScrub® Jetting is:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Able to clean various pipes including steel, resin-based, and cast iron
  • Often more affordable than traditional drain cleaning methods
  • Gentler on drains than chemical cleaners

Our courteous Virginia Beach plumbers are proud to offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services, but regular jetting can help you avoid severe drain issues at inconvenient times. While routine drain cleaning might appear unnecessary for seemingly healthy pipes, it’s a wise investment for homeowners and business managers focused on maintaining drains that run smoothly for years.

If you’d like to learn more about HydroScrub® Jetting and how it can help your residential or commercial plumbing, contact us online or call us today! We’d be happy to answer your questions.