What It Means When Your Septic Tank Keeps Backing Up


When functioning well, a septic tank should be able to go years without needing to be pumped. A septic system that keeps backing up is usually indicative of something that needs to be repaired somewhere in your system. Here are three possible causes for your problem. Your Sewer Line is Clogged At some point, all drain pipes in your house connect to the sewer line, which carries liquid and waste to the septic tank.

21 September 2020

How To Maintain Clear, Clean Drains


It is suggested that your drains are cleaned every few years, but it is possible to ensure your drains remain in good working order with a few preventative measures. Keep reading to learn how you can ensure your drains are clear and clean in between your septic system cleanings, minimizing the need for in-between cleanings and unnecessary repairs. Flush the Drains You can save water by having low-flow faucets and toilets installed, but what you may not realize is that they are easier to clog than standard water appliances.

21 August 2020

Five Plumbing Updates For New Homeowners


If you just purchased your first home, chances are it was built some years ago. In this case, some of the plumbing could be outdated and an accident just waiting to happen. The following are five plumbing updates you need to consider. 1. Replace the Garbage Disposal An outdated garbage disposal is more of a pain than it is useful. Dull blades and word grinding wheels can make it more prone to jams and blockages.

16 July 2020

Residential Issues That Plumbing Contractors Can Resolve


If you own a home, you'll eventually run into plumbing issues over the years. Some you can fix and then others need to be looked at by a professional plumbing contractor. Here are a couple of situations that qualify for professional assistance. Broken Water Pipes Any time one of the pipes burst in the kitchen or bathroom, you need to hire a plumbing contractor right away. Otherwise, water damage could happen and that can be stressful and costly to deal with.

29 June 2020

3 Times You May Need A Plumber To Deal With Bacteria


You may typically think of plumbers as dealing with pipes and leaks. But in fact, they can diagnose and repair a wide variety of plumbing and plumbing-related problems, from water heater malfunctions to drain issues to plumbing vent problems and more. Sometimes, you may even need to call a plumber because of a problem caused by bacteria. Here are three examples of such instances. 1. Smelly water heater Does your water heater smell like a rotten egg or sewer gas?

21 May 2020

2 Questions About Cleaning Your Clogged Sewer Line


Do you have a problem with your main sewer line where something is stuck inside it? If so, you'll need to hire a professional sewer line cleaning service to help remove what is in there. It could be something as simple as tree roots or an object that somehow made its way into the sewer drain. Here are some questions you'll likely have about the process. How Will The Cleaning Service Know The Best Method?

22 April 2020

What Will Be Looked at During a Septic Tank Inspection


Is your septic tank not working as well as it should? If so, it will help to have a professional come to your home and inspect the septic tank, plumbing, and drainfield. Here are some of the things that they will look at to verify if everything is working correctly.  The Incoming Sewage Line The first part of a septic tank that can have problems is the incoming sewage line. This is where all the sewage flows through before it enters your septic tank.

17 March 2020

This Is Why Your Garbage Disposal Keeps Backing Up


Garbage disposal units are popular to have in the kitchen because they're handy and let you dispose of food quickly and easily. But they're not always as reliable as one might think. If you've been having problems with your kitchen sink backing up on a regular basis, it's likely that your garbage disposal is to blame. Here's what you need to know. The Problem With Disposal While garbage disposal units are useful, they're not what was originally intended for plumbing.

14 February 2020

What Could Be Causing Your Kitchen Drains To Be Clogged


Do you feel like you are constantly running into a problem where the drain in your kitchen becomes clogged?  If so, it could be caused by behaviors that you are not realizing. Here is what could be causing those common nasty clogs. The Garbage Disposal You may have installed a garbage disposal because you love the idea of grinding food waste and putting it down your drain. After all, it keeps the odor out of your trash bags and reduces how much garage you create.

21 January 2020

How A Hydro Jetting Service Can Help You Now And In The Future


Hydro jetting is a service offered by some plumbers where a powerful current of water is sent through your plumbing lines in order to dislodge or clear any blockages. If you have noticed your drains not draining as fast as they should be, a hydro jetting service can help clear that up. While there are other options available when dealing with a slow drain or clog, here's why going with a hydro jetting service might be the best option.

9 January 2020