Cleaning the drains in your home is vital for keeping the entire plumbing in excellent shape. Although plumbing systems do an excellent job of maintaining water flow, they still need to be cleaned from time to time. The dirtier the pipes become, the more difficult it becomes for water to flow freely through the pipes.

Why Drain is Vital to Your Plumbing System

As soon as a drain pipe gets clogged, it can create a chain reaction of problems that stack up.

The Water Stops Flowing

The first that occurs in clogged drains is that the water stops moving. Whether the water is coming up from the well or it’s going down the through the drain, backed up water will create pressure in the pipes. Once the pressure builds up, you will quickly notice the outcome.

Sewage Backs UP

A clogged drain will kick the wastewater back up the pipes and out of the drain opening. The sewage isn’t always visually noticeable because it’s diluted by the water. You may notice that the water is gray. If so, it’s contaminated with sewage.


When sewage has nowhere to go, like water, it’s going to find the path of least resistance. If you smell sewage in your home, you can bet that there’s a backup somewhere in the pipes.

The Pipes Start Making Noise

Water pressure creates a powerful force that affects the stability of piping. If the water is surging out of the well and suddenly hits the blockage, the backup happens so quickly, that it causes movement in the pipes. A pipe may slam up against the framework or another object.


The noise may also come from the water’s impact on the blockage. In either case, it’s time to contact a Steve’s Plumbing technician to clean the drains.

Water Damages Your Home

If the water coming out of the pipes overflows, it can get into the floor, cabinets, and leak down into the basement or flow into other areas of the house. Keep in mind, the water flowing through the house is contaminated with sewage. Although it is possible to clean up the mess and disinfect the house, you can save yourself the hassle of cleaning up the mess by contact a plumber to clean out your pipes before the water overflows. You won’t have to worry about dirty water getting into the areas you can’t clean.

Keep Your Drains Clean With Preventative Maintenance

The best way to keep drain problems from occurring is to have your pipes professionally cleaned at least once a year. Steve’s Plumbing & Heating can arrive on site, inspect your plumbing system, and clean out the areas where dirt and grime are blocking the flow of water.


Preventative maintenance can save you money on plumbing repairs, or entire system replacement. It also ensures that water and sewage are flushed out of your plumbing, and your septic tank is working correctly Preventative maintenance keeps your plumbing in excellent condition.

Steve’s Plumbing & Heating Drain Cleaning Service

If you need plumbing service for your home, then contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. We offer complete drain cleaning services in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the surrounding area. You can count on us for fast service, affordable rates, and dependable work.


To schedule an inspection or plumbing service, call us today at 715.421.1800.