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…)

Get Your Drains Cleaned This Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

With all the other demands on your attention this holiday season, it can be easy to forget to take care of systems like your plumbing. However, you should be careful not to neglect those areas of your home. Nothing ruins the holiday spirit faster than plumbing problems. One of the best ways to get your plumbing system ready for the holidays is to have your drains cleaned. Read on for the advantages of getting your drains cleaned this winter. (more…)

Why Pitted Corrosion Is Such a Big Problem for Homeowners in Paradise Valley

Monday, June 20th, 2016

One of the most frustrating things about plumbing systems is that because they are largely hidden from view, any problems that they develop are much harder to detect. And while you wouldn’t have your pipes on the inside of your walls, this means that certain major problems can continue unabated for years and years. For example, pitted corrosion is one of the most damaging problems that can afflict your plumbing. Let’s take a look at why pitted corrosion happens, and how to detect it before it causes severe damage to the surrounding area. (more…)

The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If you have a drain clog, you may be tempted to just get a store bought drain cleaner to take care of it. This would be a mistake. Store bought drain cleaners do solve the problem in the short term, but their long-term consequences far outstrip any benefit they provide. If you want to make sure that your drains stay in good condition for as long as possible, you should schedule professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out more about why store bought drain cleaners are such a problem for your pipes. (more…)

Why are Terrible Smells Coming Out of My Drains?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

There are a couple of different signs that you’re having a plumbing problem of some kind, one of which is bad smells. If part of your home smells like an open sewer, it’s a pretty safe bet that you have a plumbing issue that requires professional attention. Read on to find out why that might be happening, and what can be done about it. (more…)