Posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 am.Written by Shamrock Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc. Benefits of a Summer Drain Cleaning If one or more of your drains are flowing sluggishly, it's probably due to lack of maintenance. Clogged drains are not only a massive headache, but can also disrupt the entire flow of your household. Over time, hair, grease, food, and other items can build up a thick residue in the pipe. Stagnant water and organic matter stuck inside pipes can emit a foul smell and even damage pipes over time. Over-the-counter products may provide a temporary fix, but the clog will eventually return. A summer drain cleaning can be very beneficial if you're needing to get your pipes in good working order. Licensed plumbers rarely use caustic chemicals when unclogging pipes. They generally opt for snaking out the problem deep within the drain system. Cleaning of this type remove the thick blockage, including the buildup that sticks to pipe walls. If the blockage is bad, the work can be both messy and smelly. Whatever is removed from the drain could also provide serious health risks. Summer drain cleanings can also expose other potential problems such as cracked pipes and corrosion. If these conditions are caught early, it can save the homeowner a lot of time and money. It is more feasible for a plumber to do drain cleanings in the summer, because there is no risk of pipe damage due to freezing. Cracked and busted pipes can incur a huge expense, and most homeowners simply don't have that type of money just lying around. Also, warm pipes, unlike frozen pipes, are malleable. In some areas where high rainfall is prevalent, free flowing pipes lessen the likelihood of backups and overflows. All homes should have a summer drain cleaning every few years for optimal results. If you are having trouble with slow running drains, call in a professional today. It could save you a lot of money in the long run. Is your Orlando home in need of professional drain cleaning? Call Shamrock Plumbing at (407) 292-8881 for the best services in your area!