Drain Cleaning


Drain Cleaning
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Clogged Drains 101

When you’re a homeowner, drain clogs are inevitable, especially when you live in a house with toddlers or children, or you have a large family. Before you call the plumber to handle a clogged drain, there are some things that you can do to try and remove the blockage on your own. Toilets: If you have a clogged toilet, the trusty plunger is your first line of defense. Plungers do more than just unclog toilets, they can be used to unclog bathtubs and showers as well, but just be sure that you fill the base of the shower or tub with at least one inch of water, this way there is a seal before you begin plunging. If the plunger doesn’t do the trick, try a drain auger, also known as a “snake.” This is a flexible cable that is pushed into a drain to manually break apart the clog.

What You Need to Know About Sewer Line Maintenance

As a homeowner, you’re probably aware of how important it is to maintain your home. You have your air conditioning system checked, you clean your gutters, and you winterize your heating system. But, what about maintaining your main sewer line? Your sewer system is vital for keeping your home running. If you develop clogs in your sewer line from tree roots, hygiene products, toilet paper or something else, you will need to call a plumber to remove the blockage in the sewer line. Many homeowners forget about cleaning their main sewer lines, or they’re not even aware that their plumbing system can and should be maintained. Little do they know that this single step can avert clogged drains, costly water damage, and cleanup expenses. You don’t want to find out the hard way that you haven’t kept up with your sewer line maintenance. (Let alone needing a sewer line repair,

What is the Best Way to Clear a Clogged Drain?

Homeowners can agree that indoor plumbing is one of the best modern inventions of all time. Having water, let alone hot water, on demand, is something we’ve all come to expect in our daily lives. However, all plumbing systems may eventually develop clogs and plumbing problems, there’s no candy-coating that. We’ll give you tips on clearing stubborn clogs in kitchen sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and floor drains. Whether you’re battling a backup with baking soda and boiling water, using drain cleaners to stop the clogging or grabbing a plunger to try and clear the blockage, a clogged drain is never fun. These time-tested techniques can dislodge almost any clog and buildup. If the clog won’t clear after you’ve made a few attempts, you’ll have to admit unclogging defeat and turn the job over to a licensed professional plumber and drain cleaning specialist. Beware that if you exert too much force, it

How to Fix a Gurgling Toilet

Are you a homeowner who is bewildered by a toilet that seems to gurgle violently before all of its water drains out of the bowl? If this seems to happen whenever the washing machine discharges the wash water, or when the tub is drained, then we’ll bet that the problem is caused by a blockage in your plumbing vents. When it comes to DIY troubleshooting gurgling noises in your plumbing system, looking for blockages in your vent stack should be on your list of clogs to check. . Why is My Toilet Making a Gurgling Noise? . The small pipes that protrude from your roof are actually used to get rid of smell from your sewage. They also have another purpose: they are supposed to balance the air pressure in drain pipes to help sewage water flow easier. We can observe these principles at work when we put one end

Should I Clean Out My Sewer Drain?

Should you get your sewer drains cleaned, also known as a sewer cleanout? Should this be a part of your regular main sewer line maintenance, or should a sewer cleanout be done on an as-needed basis? If you’ve never thought about a sewer drain cleanout in your years as a homeowner, you may want to consider this drain cleaning/plumbing service. Usually, sewer drain cleaning is done on an “as-needed” basis when there is a small clog or blockage that needs to be removed with an auger or hydro jetting, and after the clog is cleared everything can resume as normal. However, if the drain cleaning wasn’t done before the drain line gets a clog so bad, it causes a main sewer line backup, leading to the sewer system spewing raw sewage into the home, which costs much more to get cleaned out/repair the water damage. Fortunately, clogged sewer lines usually

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