How Often Should You Have Your Plumbing Drains Cleaned?

How Often Should You Have Your Plumbing Drains Cleaned?

Hello, folks! Lance Ball here from Aspen Mountain Plumbing. I recently received a great question from Oscar, a homeowner right here in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Oscar asked me, "Lance, How often should I have my plumbing drains cleaned?"

It's a fantastic question that we all should think about because regular drain cleaning is a cornerstone of good home maintenance.

Why Regular Drain Cleaning is Vital

Now, let me tell you why regular drain cleaning is so important. Our drains and plumbing systems are often out of sight and out of mind until a problem arises. Over time, unnoticed, they can become clogged with grease, soap scum, hair, and other debris.

These clogs can lead to a multitude of problems, including slow drainage, unpleasant odors, even water damage to your home. In worst-case scenarios, a blocked drain can cause sewage to back up into your home, posing a significant health hazard.

Regular drain cleaning can prevent these issues and keep your home's plumbing system running smoothly.

How Often Should Drains be Cleaned?

So, back to Oscar's original question: How often should you have your plumbing drains cleaned? It really depends on your specific system and how much usage your drains get. As a general rule of thumb, I recommend having your drains cleaned at least once a year.Ā 

However, if you notice any slow-moving or clogged drains in your home, don't wait - have them cleaned immediately to prevent further issues.

Different Methods To Cleaning Your Drains

Drain Snake

The good old-fashioned drain snake is a tried-and-true method for cleaning drains. It's a simple device that can dislodge blockages and clear your pipes, but it does require a bit of elbow grease.

Drain Cleaning Machines

Modern drain cleaning machines are an upgrade from the traditional drain snake. These machines use a motorized system to spin a cable with a cleaning head attached to it, effectively breaking up clogs and clearing your drains without manual labor.


For stubborn clogs, we have the HydroJetting systems. These high-tech systems use high-pressure water to clear out any clogged drain, no matter how severe it is. HydroJetting is extremely effective and safe for your pipes, making it a great option for serious blockages.

Plumbing Maintenance Services

Did you know that many plumbing companies, including Aspen Mountain Plumbing, offer maintenance services for household plumbing drains? These services typically include regular cleanings and inspections to identify potential issues before they become big problems.

Some also offer repair services to address any issues found during these inspections. If you're keen on keeping your home's plumbing in top shape, consider reaching out to a local plumbing company to discuss your options.

Wrapping it Up

There you have it, folks: drain cleaning is not just important, it's essential to maintaining a healthy, functional home. So, if you're a homeowner in Rock Springs or anywhere in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Aspen Mountain Plumbing.

We're here to help keep your home's plumbing system running smoothly. So with that being said, let's keep our homes safe, healthy, and well-maintained. Until next time, happy fall 2023, and weā€™ll see you in November!

Lance Ball