New Plumbing Coupons: Click Here to View Current Discounts

Top 5 Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Plumbers in West Asheville

Water is something we use every day. Clean water and working drains are something we take for granted until something is not working. However, there is a way to keep your pipes in working order so that your drains continue to flow without a problem.

Do you ever think about pipe cleaning or maintenance? Most homeowners do not think about plumbing services until they have a large and expensive leak, sewage backup, or visible water damage. It may be in your best interest not to wait until a problem arises before you call a plumber. Just as you maintain your car, like change your oil or brake pads, you can maintain your household pipes through maintenance.

Luckily, you will probably never have an alligator crawl out of your drainpipe, but there are several things that can go wrong when you ignore your plumbing. You may have an undetected leak in your pipes that runs from your house to the street. A professional cleaning service can find these leaks and often fix them without digging up your yard, which can save you thousands of dollars.

Sludge, drain flies, bad smells, debris, and more builds up over time, but may seem to occur without notice. However, you can control these types of issues in many cases and avoid emergency plumbing problems by maintaining your drains with professional drain cleaning services in Hendersonville, NC.

There are five main benefits of maintaining your drain by hiring a professional drain cleaning service.

1) You can avoid bad smells.

Now and then, you may notice a bad smell coming out of your drain. If you have bad smells coming out of your drain, it is due to a buildup of different things including grease, soap scum, hair products, and the like. It is extremely hard to remove this kind of buildup as a DIY project.

You may try pouring a chemical drain cleaner down your drain. However, using drain cleaners can make the problem even worse because the chemicals in these products are not strong enough to dissolve all the sludge out of your drains, which means it will be a frequently recurring problem. In addition, if your cleaner is strong enough to clean the sludge out, the harsh chemicals in it can create a pipe corrosion problem, which can cause leaks, pipe replacements, and other, more expensive problems down the line.

Do not ignore the odors. If you have them, it could be sewage that is backing up. This can cause a lot of problems, including health hazards. If you clean your sink or tub and still have odors, it is time to call a professional plumbing service.

2) You can fix those slow drains.

No one likes to have a slow draining sink or tub. When you have a slow drain, you may be tempted to fix it yourself. Many stores have plumbing “snakes” that can clean out trapped hair and other drain-clogging materials. However, they may not be long enough to get to all the trapped material, which means you will not be able to solve the problem. Or you could make it worse. You cannot see inside the drain, as a professional could, using an inspection camera, which means you could inadvertently push some of the debris further down the drain. In some cases, people have actually cracked their pipes by trying to snake their drains on their own.

If all of your drains are draining slowly, this could indicate a clog in your main wastewater line, which takes water and sewage away from your house. We can fix this problem using our technology to clear the pipes so your drains can flow freely again.

In addition to restoring the flow of water down your drains, this helps keep backup of water at bay, which puts less pressure on your pipes, helping you avoid leaks and damage.

If your drains are already slow, having extra guests over will exacerbate the problem and could cause embarrassment during shower time or anytime a lot of people need to use sinks or showers. It is much better to prevent an issue now than have to fix it while you have visitors.

3) You can avoid having drain flies.

At some point in your life, you have probably seen these black, moth-like flies. They enjoy hanging out in bathrooms. They lay eggs in the sludge in your drain and then fly out and hang out on your walls. Some people deal with this by pouring boiling water down the drain or the chemicals (which we have already discussed as a potentially harmful approach). You may have heard that pouring boiling water down your drain will take care of the flies and the sludge that attracts them.

Even though it looks as though the problem is taken care of, your success may be short-lived. You really can do more harm than good. Why is this? Most newer houses and businesses have PVC pipes now. Boiling water is so hot, it can damage your pipes and loosen the glue that holds the pipes together. Once the boiling water weakens the glue that holds the pipes together, it can cause the pipes to separate. This separation can cause leaks a need for pipe replacement, and other expensive repairs.

4) You will not have mold & mildew.

This is something we think we can control by regularly cleaning the bathroom and kitchen and cleaning the parts of the drain we can reach. However, these slimy substances love to grow in damp, dark places. Drains stay damp and dark for extended periods of time.

This occurs especially in sinks where water is being used a lot. It is a wonderful place for mold and mildew to grow. If you have these substances growing in your pipes, you are breathing in their fumes. As you know, breathing in fumes from mold and mildew may be harmful to your health. Regular professional cleaning of your pipes prevents the growth of mold and mildew, cleans out any that is deep in your pipes, and keeps you and your family safe. And your house will smell better!

5) We can detect water leaks you have not noticed yet and ensure your pipes last longer.

Regular cleaning maintains your drains, prevents all the above-mentioned issues, and more. In addition, your professional drain cleaner will be able to detect any plumbing issues you have, such as corrosion, small leaks, pipe interference from tree roots, aging pipes, etc. This will help you solve small problems. Not only will it prevent water damage in your home, but it will also help your pipes in good working order for a long time.

The type of cleaning we do helps your pipes last in two ways. The first thing a professional cleaning service does is get rid of all the buildup deep in your pipes, including, but not limited to, hair, mold, mildew, food waste, grease, and sludge. This will help limit wear and tear on your pipes. The second thing this helps with is keeping damaging chemicals from store-bought drain cleaners out of pipes that contain harsh chemicals which are not good for your pipes. That will help to keep your drainage system from corroding.

One last thing detecting these leaks does is save you money. When water is leaking, even in lesser amounts, out of your pipes, your water bill will go up. Finding and fixing those leaks can save you money on your water bills and keep you from having to fix places in your house that have water damage.


Four Seasons Professional drain cleaning services in Henderson, NC can quickly and easily find any issues in your drainpipes. We use inspection cameras to see in real-time what is going on in your pipes. Our cameras are exceedingly small and attached to a long and flexible cable. This allows us to look all the way through your drainpipes to see what is going on. We can detect if you have buildup, drain flies, hair, blockages, or leaks. Many of the problems we find can be fixed by using our professional tools and services, such as professional-caliber drain snake augers, high-speed drain rooters, and high-pressure water jetting, all done by certified professional plumbers. And we always leave your house better than we found it.  That’s the Four Seasons guarantee.

Four Seasons Plumbing has been serving our neighbors in Asheville, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities for years and we are ready to help you. Call us today to schedule your preventative maintenance, water line repair, or water line installation. Our professional licensed and extensively trained plumbers will come out, in uniform, to inspect your water line. Give us a call today at 828-216-3894 or visit our website at:

Max Rose - Owner of Four Seasons Plumbing


Max Rose

Max Rose is the owner of Four Seasons Plumbing, a plumbing company in Asheville, North Carolina.