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

Signs That You May Need Plumbing Repairs

Monday, September 26th, 2022

When plumbing problems pop up, it’s definitely an inconvenience. But that doesn’t meant that plumbing repairs are uncommon. Like everything in your home, your pipes wear down over time. Leaks are the most common plumbing concern that our team sees, although we also see clogs and other repair needs. 

Leaks are perhaps the most dangerous plumbing problems because even the tiniest leak can lead to major property damage. Leaks can cause mold growth, foundation problems, and more. If you need a team of plumbers in Bucks County, look no further. Our team can help with all of your plumbing concerns. In the meantime, you can read on to learn the signs that you may have a plumbing problem in your home.

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Know the Signs of a Slab Leak

Monday, August 15th, 2022

The slab of your home is also called the foundation. It’s usually a large flat slab of concrete that serves as the base for the rest of your home – from wall to roof and everything in between. Before pouring the concrete to create this slab, home builders set up your plumbing. Each pipe and connection tunnels into the ground and connects to some combination of water lines, sewer, and septic tanks.

A slab leak happens when the pipes located in your foundation begin to leak. Slab leaks are more common in older homes, but it is possible to have a slab leak in a newer home, too. If you suspect you have a slab leak and need plumbing service in Doylestown, PA, give our team a call. If you’re not sure how to identify a slab leak, you can use these seven tips. 

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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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