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

Chemical Drain Cleaners? No, No, and No!

Monday, September 14th, 2020

We’ve all been there. It’s been a long day of work and you head to the grocery store after finding out that your bathroom drain is all backed up. You don’t have time to deal with drain clogs, right? That’s why the chemical drain cleaner aisle at the store is always so enticing. These solutions are quick and easy, you just pour them down the drain and the chemicals destroy whatever is clogging your drain. Simple enough!

That’s where you’re wrong. Chemical drain cleaners are advertised as a simple solution, but they’re barely even a solution at all. They’re caustic and harmful for your plumbing and health. We’ll get into some reasons why it’s always better to call a plumber in Montgomery County instead of buying these colorful bottles of miracle solution.

Honesty is the best policy, and we’re going to be honest—chemical drain cleaners are a bad idea.

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Everything You Need to Know About Pipes

Monday, July 6th, 2020

What’s the difference between your average homeowner and a licensed plumber? Well, that would probably take hours to talk about, but what’s just one difference that pertains to the plumbing in your home? Plumbers know about the different kinds of piping material and homeowners generally don’t. While this type of information might not be important to a homeowner who has plumbing that’s in good shape, if any of you are struggling out there with bursting or leaking pipes and you think you need plumbing help, this information could save a lot of money.

The first step towards better plumbing is calling your local plumber in Doylestown, PA. Once that’s done, we implore you to keep reading down below to get a general sense of the types of piping materials that exist and how you might be able to make an informed decision when the time comes for pipe repair.

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Keep Your Drains from Clogging

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Drains are no mystery. They’re the pathways by which wastewater is taken from your home and deposited in a wastewater treatment plant where it can be cleaned and recycled. In order for this process to work efficiently, however, your drains need to be kept clear of any large amounts of food waste or other materials that could block them. Thus, we have the age-old tradition of trying to avoid drain clogs.

There are two kinds of people in the world—people who think drain clogs are inevitable and people who fight against the possibility of getting one. For the first kind of person, a plumber in East Norriton, PA is always available to help you. For the second kind of person, this blog post is dedicated to you!

We’re going to discuss some handy tools that you can take advantage of if you’re looking to stop a drain clog from forming in the first place.

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Are Your Drains Gurgling?

Monday, April 27th, 2020

If your first response to the title of this post is “yes,” then you’re in the right place. Gurgling drains are a noticeable sign for vigilant homeowners who want to keep their plumbing in good shape. It’s usually the sign of a partial blockage, a clog forming. Just because a clog is forming and not yet fully formed doesn’t mean there isn’t something that can be done about it. Plus, that gurgling noise isn’t the most appetizing noise to have coming out of your kitchen sink.

So, if drain cleaning in Montgomery County didn’t interest you before, but you’ve come in contact with a gurgling sink, then we highly advise you to keep reading. We’re going to talk about how this gurgling noise comes into effect and what you can do about it.

Sound like a plan? Let’s get right to it.

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The Science Behind Video Camera Pipe Inspection

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

We absolutely love talking about video camera pipe inspection. It’s a safe, clean, easy, and reliable way to look at the state of your drains and get the solution you need, whether that’s hydro-jetting or the use of an industrial drain snake. The worst part about this process is that many homeowners don’t even know that we offer video camera pipe inspection!

So, today we’d like to talk to any homeowners, whether they’re prospective customers who just heard about pipe inspection, or they’re people who want to dive a little bit deeper, about the scientific advantage of such a drain inspection system. In order for such a great drain inspection system to exist, there needs to be some pretty precise handiwork done by a certified technician. Once you get a comprehensive video camera pipe inspection, then we can be there to help when you inevitably require drain cleaning in Doylestown, PA.

So, let’s get started!

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The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Don’t worry, we’re not going to waste your time by posting a list of things that can possibly go wrong with your plumbing. We’re sure you could probably list of plenty of them yourself. What we are going to do is talk about the more common problems and why it could be beneficial to have a professional plumber take a look at them. The truth of the matter is, many homes in our area have plumbing problems already occurring but many misinformed homeowners don’t actually know how serious they can become.

So we hope you take another look at your plumbing system when we mention the common issues that can develop with it. Instead of trying to deal with it all on your own, why not hire a professional for expert plumbing in Lansdale, PA? A plumber has all of the right tools, experience, and qualifications to keep your pipes in good condition.

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Clogged Shower? Here’s What to Do

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

Showers are like any other drain in your home: sometimes they get clogged and it’s up to you and a dedicated plumbing professional to take care of it.

However, before you start pouring chemicals down the drain, we’d like to go through a few solutions that might be better choices for your home plumbing system. Chemicals, as we’ve mentioned on our blog before, can be extremely harmful for your health, the environment, and your plumbing system if you’re not careful. That’s why we have some simple DIY solutions, as well as the advice to contact a professional plumbing team like ours for your drain unclogging needs.

For anything that has to do with plumbing in Bucks County, make sure you’ve got the right team on standby to get your problems solved as soon as possible.

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Signs of a Pinhole Leak

Monday, December 9th, 2019

A pinhole leak is a small problem when we’re talking about literal size. Though, bigger isn’t necessarily worse when it comes to plumbing issues. A leak the size of a pinhole can often cause immense amounts of damage over time, and that damage should be mitigated as soon as possible.

If you’re wondering about what kind of damage a pinhole leak can cause, we’ll get to that. However, more importantly, we’d like to discuss in this blog post ways to notice a pinhole leak and how to address it accordingly with a plumber in Doylestown, PA. We’d rather you not have to worry about the effects of a leak like this if it never happens.

So don’t be caught off guard when you think your home is being affected by a pinhole leak. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about what these leaks are, how they occur, ways for you to notice them, and who to call when they’re found.

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The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, November 11th, 2019

When you’re dealing with a broken rib, do you stick your hands down your throat and start fiddling around with your bones? Do you head directly into surgery without knowing which bone is broken? Absolutely not! That’s why we have X-Ray machines, so you can see precisely what’s going on inside your body without having to do something invasive.

Plumbers in North Wales, PA should treat your pipes with the same amount of care as a doctor treats you. Anything that’s invasive can likely lead to the destruction of your lawn or property, while also costing you a fortune in labor, parts, and equipment.

Introducing the plumber’s version of the X-Ray Machine! Video pipe inspection is all the rage these days for good reason. It’s a way to check the exact condition of your plumbing system without the invasive procedure of opening your pipes up or digging up your lawn.

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FAQ: Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Backflow is a word that we rarely like to hear in the plumbing industry. “Backflow” is anything that has to do with contaminated water flowing backwards into the main water line or into a water supply. A problem with backflow can be anywhere from a minor inconvenience to a catastrophic contamination problem that costs a ton of money to fix. Backflow preventers and other plumbing equipment can help you ensure that you never have to deal with a backflow problem.

Chances are, you’ve already got a backflow preventer hooked up to your main water line that connects to the municipality’s water supply. If there’s a massive flood or some plumbing problem that immediately reduces water pressure, you’ve got to make sure that you don’t contaminate your clean water with waste-water. So, take a gander at our breakdown of a backflow preventer and make sure you ask your Ambler, PA plumber if your plumbing is ready to stop backflow.

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