Performance Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Drain Cleaning: Are You Doing It Right?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

plumber-unclogging-drain-with-drain-snakeThe short answer to this is, if you’re using store-bought, chemical-based drain cleaners to relieve clogs, then no, you’re not doing it right.

Using these chemical “solutions” is no solution at all and can actually do more harm than good to the health of your plumbing system. Sure, it may solve the problem in the short term, however, it will only exacerbate the problems you’ll face later.

Read on to learn more about why you shouldn’t use store-bought chemical drain cleaners, and how to clean drains the right way.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, November 12th, 2018

sink-drainingHow often do you think about your home’s plumbing system? Chances are, not a whole lot! Even though this is the case, when something goes wrong, you’ll sure be grateful for a highly trained and experienced plumbing company to come manage the issue.

This is particularly true if the problem is more than something simple like a drippy faucet or a pinhole leak in a visible pipe. Some problems extend deeper than this—literally—into your drain and sewer system. If this portion of your plumbing system isn’t properly cared for, then you could find yourself facing serious issues.

There’s good news, though! It’s easy to care for your drain system. You can do this by scheduling drain cleaning on a routine basis to ensure that your plumbing system is well maintained. Or you can schedule these services as needed, but, how do you know when they’re needed? A couple indicators are:

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Techniques

Monday, March 5th, 2018

old-pipesEveryone has to deal with clogged drains every once in a while, and there’s no denying they’re obnoxious. While they’re not the most difficult issue to deal with, though, there are still right and wrong ways to go about it. This week, we’re going to go over a couple of professional drain cleaning techniques that are used for drain cleaning and one common technique that should never be used.

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Do I Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning Services?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

drain-cleaningWhen most people experience a clog with the drains in their home, the first thing they do is resort to store bought drain cleaner. If you want your drains to stay in good condition for as long as possible, you will not do this. Store bought drain cleaners operate by using extremely caustic materials to melt whatever is causing the clog. They’ll clean out your drains, sure, but using them over a long period of time will also damage the drain pipes.

The best thing to do when you encounter a drain clog is to have a professional plumber take care of it for you. Professionals use non-corrosive means to clean drains, solving the problem for you without creating new issues down the road. If you aren’t sure whether or not you even need drain cleaning services, check out our list below.

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Keys to Having Clean Drains in Your Home

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

 

 

Do you want to avoid costly clogged drains or potential burst pipes in your home? Are you tired of waiting too long for your sink or tub to drain?

Has your sink or tub overflowed in the past because of a slow drain? The key to preventing all of these issues is to invest in regular drain cleaning services.

Fall is drain cleaning season because it’s convenient to add it to your fall house prep and it’s a great way to ensure your holiday get-togethers are not punctuated with annoying drain problems. Here are some tips to keep your drains clean at home:

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Different Ways to Boost Low Household Water Pressure

Friday, August 26th, 2016

 

If you have ever experienced low household water pressure, you have probably spent some time searching for remedies and different ways to boost it. There are a few things you can do to quickly see an improvement in the water pressure in your home. Try some of these professional tips today and notice the difference it makes!

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Drain Clog Prevention

Friday, November 21st, 2014

 

Clogged drains are caused by a buildup of hard water minerals, hair, dirt, grease, food, coffee grounds and soap scum. Any of these things can work alone or in combination to clog your drains. A buildup takes time and requires a modicum of neglect in order to completely clog a drain. By performing regular drain maintenance, after calling for professional Drain Cleaning services, you can keep your drains flowing and clog free.

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