Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

No, You Shouldn’t Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, June 20th, 2022

We understand the confusion when it comes to chemical drain cleaners. After all, there’s a whole aisle at the grocery store devoted to different shiny brands of cool-looking chemicals that promise to remove any and all drain clogs just by pouring them out! It sounds simple, but many things like these are too good to be true.

If you’re reading this blog, then we’re confident you’re smart enough not to be tricked and upsold by some cool brand logos and a bright-colored bottle that “promises” a lot of things. In fact, you’re probably here because you don’t trust this kind of plumbing solution, and that skepticism is good.

The truth is that many problems can come from these caustic chemicals. They do more harm than good and over time, they’ll push you to need plumbing repair in Montgomery County. We’ll talk about why down below, you just need to keep reading!

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Is Your Plumbing System Over-Engineered?

Monday, June 6th, 2022

We get a lot of calls from new homeowners who have some questions about the existing plumbing work in their homes. Getting a home inspection can often feel like uncovering old ruins of a bygone era–finding out what previous owners, and the owners of the house before them, did to make sure they could live comfortable lives. While it can be quite amazing to look at the history and design of your home, it can also be frustrating if something wasn’t done correctly.

Firstly, you can always call us for a plumber in North Wales, PA. It doesn’t matter how extensive or simple the work seems, our team is full of master plumbers who can accurately and easily eliminate any problems with our trained eye and expertise.

Though, for everyone else, we’d like to explore answering this simple question that we think is worth investigating. Is your plumbing system over-engineered?

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Our Emergency Plumbing Checklist

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Some homeowners think that plumbing and emergency plumbing are basically the same things. We understand why, most people don’t even think about their plumbing systems unless it’s an emergency. Drain clogs and water leaks can be a big deal, especially if you’ve got a large family or you host people at your house often. We’re not here to tell you what’s an emergency plumbing situation and what’s not, we’re just here to help!

In order to be your most reliable plumber in Bucks County, we need to make sure we’re all on the same page. If you’re ever dealing with a plumbing problem, from a leak to just a dirty drain, then you can always call our number. Not only do we have plumbers on standby that are ready to help you, but we also can provide you with some advice and we’ll even walk you through some helpful steps if you’re stressed out.

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Fight Flood Season With Sump Pump Service

Monday, March 28th, 2022

As spring comes and the snow melts, it’s time to start considering how you will protect your home from potential flooding and water overflow in your house. You never know when a big storm will come through your town. The best tool for the job is a sump pump.

Sump pumps are small pumps installed in the lowest point of your home, typically the basement or crawl spaces below. When the floodwaters come, it redirects it by pushing into the house’s wastewater system or the closest storm drain. Let’s take a look at the advantages of making sure you have one this spring.

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“What’s That Gurgling Noise?”

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

When you hear a gurgling noise coming from your kitchen or bathroom sink, or any other drain for that matter, then time is of the essence. Most often, gurgling noises are a sign of a clogged drain, which, if left in disrepair, can cause flooding or other significant damage to your home.

Fortunately, if you act quickly, you may be able to unclog the drain before it’s too late. So, in this brief blog post, we will explain what’s making the gurgling sound, how to diagnose a clogged drain, how to unclog the drain yourself, if possible, and when to call in a professional plumber to help you.

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3 Tips for a Bathroom Remodeling Job

Monday, October 25th, 2021

The idea of remodeling your bathroom can be extremely exciting. Those drab-colored countertops, the flooring that doesn’t look the way you want it to, all of this can be changed in a matter of a few days. For many homeowners, bathroom remodeling in Bucks County can be a sign that they’re making some real improvements to their homes. We spend so much time in our bathrooms that it’s only right we make huge improvements to them every once in a while.

However, before you let excitement take hold of you, remember that remodeling must be done the right way. A rushed or improperly done bathroom remodeling job can cost you money down the line and provide nervous anxiety that is the opposite of the excitement you’re feeling now.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Today we’re going to cover three of the most important things you should remember when doing a bathroom remodeling job. Don’t forget to call our team with any questions you might have!

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What’s Causing Your Clog?

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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This is a question we get often. What the heck could be doing so much work to clog your drain? It’s not like you go out of your way to put paper towels or hygiene products down there. Most of what goes down your drain is water, so what’s going on?

The problem with a drain clog is that it happens slowly over time. The combination of time and all the other materials that go down our drains with water leads to frustrating clogs. If you’re trying to prevent drain clogs from happening in the future, then you’re in the right place. Let us help you with that.

The first step in dealing with a drain clog is coming to us for drain cleaning in North Wales, PA. Then, as we’ll describe in this post, you can use tools and good practices to avoid clogging your drain again.

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Stay Away From Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Chemicals sometimes feel like magic. We don’t really know how toothpaste cleans our teeth, or how refrigerant cools our homes, it just does. This can lead homeowners down a dangerous path where misconceptions arise and misinformation begins to flow. While a quick online search can give you most of the information you’re looking for, it can also make matters worse! Add some companies into the mix that are trying to sell you their brand-name chemicals, and it can be downright hard to know if chemicals are good or bad for your plumbing system.

Today, we’d like to talk specifically about chemical drain cleaners from the perspective of your local plumber in Lansdale, PA. They’re not good for your drains, your health, or your sanity, but homeowners still don’t really know why. We’re going to use some cold, hard facts and a bit of the scientific method to show you why chemical drain cleaners are an awful selection for clearing drain clogs.

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Put Down Those Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, June 21st, 2021

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a long day and you’re tired of dealing with a clogged drain in your kitchen or bathroom. So you head to the grocery store and see the aisle full of “plumbing chemicals” that guarantee your clog will be removed. Some of them even say that they’re “natural chemicals” when they’re probably the furthest thing from natural in the world!

Basically, we’d like to spend this blog post as a PSA to keep homeowners away from these chemicals. We see people use them in their kitchens, their bathrooms, and even when it comes to toilet plumbing in Bucks County. Your pipes aren’t built to handle these corrosive or caustic chemicals, and we’ll get into all the details below.

Just remember one thing—nothing can replace old-fashioned craftsmanship delivered by a quality plumber. Our team has the necessary tools to clear your drain without harming your plumbing system or you!

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Why “It Just Works” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

Monday, April 26th, 2021

When you think about your plumbing system, what thoughts come to mind? Through all the clogs, the pipe leaks, and constant headaches which require emergency support, do you think it “just works” so it’s fine? Well, we’re here to tell you that a plumbing system that “just works” isn’t good enough anymore. The time of your galvanized steel pipes constantly leaking and a plumber telling you that it can’t get any better is over. Our team is ready to help.

We’re huge proponents of preventative plumbing and providing systems that homeowners feel good about. We’re plumbers in Montgomery County who are focused on making sure you’re happy with your plumbing. So, let’s start by talking about some of the problems your plumbing system has, and talk about why having it “just work” should be the first prerequisite out of many.

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