The 5 Things That Are Blocking Your Drains

Monday, August 31st, 2020

drainThe water in the sink or the bathtub or the shower is not going down the drain, or is not going down the drain fast enough. You’ve got a clog in the drainpipe, but what?

There are many different ways you can end up with a clogged drain, and this is why there is no single solution you can use at home to solve the problem. A plunger can clear out some simple clogs. A hand-cranked drain-snake can take care of others. Chemical drain cleaners—are not good for anything except damaging the pipes, so please don’t use those. If you don’t know what’s clogged your drain and you can’t unclog it with the simple methods, it’s time to turn to plumbers in Peoria, AZ. We can find out the source of the problem and have your drain opened back up in no time at all.

But let’s get back to the original question: what’s clogging the drainpipe? Here are 5 common possibilities. (more…)

Do You Have Drain Flies? Here’s What You Can Do About Them

Monday, July 20th, 2020

angry-manSpotting tiny, fuzzy flying insects in your kitchen or bathrooms isn’t pleasant. These are “drain flies,” which live in damp environments, such as down in the drainpipes of your bathroom and kitchen sinks. They don’t bite, so they pose no health hazard to you or your family. Nonetheless, you don’t want them around, and not just because they’re unattractive. The presence of drain flies may mean you’ve got troubles in the plumbing that need to be addressed. (more…)

What Can Build Up in Your Drains When You Aren’t Looking

Monday, January 20th, 2020

drain-cleaning-diagramWe don’t mean to imply you need to stare into the drains in your house as often as you can spare the time. We mean that while you go about your daily routines of cooking, showering, bathing, and cleaning, imagining the drains are just fine, they may be picking up debris that will create slow or clogged drains in the future.

Below is a list of the most common build-up that forms in drains without you knowing about it—until something goes wrong. (more…)

What’s the Deal With Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

drain-cleaning-services“Drain cleaners.” If this name makes you think of bottled of chemicals found on the shelves of stores, you’re not alone. It’s what most homeowners think of when they hear about drain cleaning for their home plumbing.

There’s just a slight problem with this. These so-called drain cleaners aren’t good at their job. In fact, they can be downright hazardous and create more problems for drains and plumbing systems. No professional plumber recommends the use of store-bought chemicals to unclogged stopped-up or slow drains. (more…)

All About Garbage Disposals

Monday, August 19th, 2019

drain-and-spoonSink garbage disposals are so common in residential homes today that people have a difficult time imagining what life would be like without them. Before disposals became common parts of kitchens, food waste needed to be scraped off plates and into a composting bucket which was then taken to the trash. This was not only a time-consuming job, but it also put more waste into landfills. Garbage disposals allow a large amount of food waste to instead go into the municipal sewer treatment system without larger pieces of organic waste clogging up the drains.

We have some information about garbage disposals that can help you take better care of the one in your kitchen. (more…)

When Is It Time to Replace Drains and Sewer Lines?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

broken-sewer-pipeNo pipes in your home are invulnerable—certainly not to time! No matter the material the pipes are made from, they will eventually wear down and develop leaks or start to corrode. Although it’s important to discover when any pipes in your house need to be replaced, it’s especially important to find out as early as possible when you have drains or a sewer line that has to be replaced. A busted drain or sewer line can bring life in your house to a halt and create unhygienic and downright unpleasant conditions.

Let’s take a closer look at when you should replace drains and sewer lines. If you need any help with the choice, call a professional plumber in Surprise, AZ to take a close look at the pipes. A plumber can give you the best advice and schedule the service as soon as possible. (more…)

Do You Need a Drain Cleaning Service?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

drain-cleaning-diagramOut of sight, out of mind. That’s usually how we think of water and other waste as it goes down the drain. And when signs of trouble appear, a natural reaction is to hope the problem will fix itself or to utilize caustic cleaners. Unfortunately, it’s just not that simple. Between that drain and the main sewer line is a network of pipes demanding their own care and maintenance. To minimize damage and extend the life of your plumbing system requires professional drain cleaning services.   (more…)

The Benefits of Trenchless Technology

Monday, September 4th, 2017

trenchless-technology-sewerFew plumbing issues in the home are as daunting as a leak or a clog in your main sewer line or water line: the pipes that bring potable water in from the Sun City civic system and remove wastewater from your home via the drains. They’re usually buried underground, which affords them some protection from the elements. But that makes them very hard to reach in the event they spring a leak or develop a clog. (more…)

3 Indicators That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 26th, 2017

pipe corrosionIt can be difficult to tell when the drains in your home need to receive professional services. Plumbing issues are difficult to detect without professional training and equipment at the best of times, especially since so much of the system is hidden from view. Just because it can be difficult, though, that doesn’t mean that you should just throw up your hands and wait for some serious problem to occur in the system. Have a look a 3 of the ways that you can tell when your drains are in need of professional cleaning. (more…)

The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Under ideal circumstances, you’re not going to be cleaning your drains yourself. You probably don’t have the equipment or training to do it properly, and store-bought drain cleaners do more harm than good. Even though you’re not doing the drain cleaning yourself, though, it’s still a good idea to familiarize yourself with the techniques used for the process. (more…)