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

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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Gurgling Drains and a Remodeled Bathroom

Monday, March 29th, 2021

When you gurgle water after brushing your teeth, what exactly is happening? It’s not exactly a normal noise that you can make in your throat on a whim (unless you can, in which case, bravo!). When this noise comes from your drains, it can be especially disconcerting because you can’t exactly clear out your drains like you can your throat. Drains are located in the deeper recesses of your home and require a plumber to provide any extensive repairs that need to be done.

If your drains are gurgling as they’re worn down, this could be the perfect time to invest in bathroom remodeling in Bucks County. Since we’ll likely have to replace certain plumbing components, it might be more cost-effective to finally have the remodeling work done that you’ve always wanted.

Let’s talk about plumbing problems and how they can affect your remodeling process.

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Your Ceiling Is Leaking? Here’s What to Do

Monday, February 15th, 2021

One of the hardest aspects of having a two-story home is that leaks can occur from above you, not just below you. Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a reason to only purchase or live in ranch-style homes. We love the aesthetic and the quality of life that comes from living in a two or three-story home, but there’s a lot of consideration that needs to be given to your plumbing system as a result.

So, if you’re terrified of the idea of dealing with a ceiling leak, don’t worry. They happen sometimes and they’re a result of things like pipe leaks, clogs, burst pipes, and other issues with plumbing in Doylestown, PA. Not only can our team fix the issue, but we’re going to tell you about what you can do to help while you wait for one of our plumbers to show up.

Let’s get to work!

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Always Consider These Tips When Getting a Bathroom Remodeled

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Remodeling is an awesome process. Sure, it’s a little complicated, and it always requires professional help, but it’s absolutely worth the money. There’s something so comforting, clean, and efficient about a newly remodeled bathroom. If you’ve ever been interested in remodeling your old or outdated plumbing appliances and bathroom, then this is the blog post for you.

There are a few things you’ll need to know before you take such a major step. For starters, your plumbing appliances need to be updated so that they’re efficient in the use of water. Then, you’ll need to make sure the work is done by a professional that you trust and are sure can get the job done correctly.

These are just two of several important things to consider when looking into bathroom remodeling in Bucks County. Keep reading as we fill you in on exactly what you need to know!

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Mesh Screens? Yes Please!

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Okay, this blog post might not be entirely about mesh screens, but they can play a huge role in keeping your plumbing system in good shape. If you’re on the prowl for a preventative solution that’s going to stop your pipes and drains from clogging up, then this might be the perfect thing for you.

As your local expert plumbers in Montgomery County, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to talk about some of the lesser-known ways you can help your plumbing system between visits with your plumber. If you’re constantly dealing with clogs or backed up sewers, then using something like a mesh screen can be a great solution that extends the longevity of your plumbing system and keeps you happy for a long time.

What exactly does a mesh screen do for your plumbing system? And what other solutions are out there? Now you’re asking the right questions!

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Do You Need Drain Cleaning Services?

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Let’s talk about that one frustrating drain. You know which one we’re talking about. The one you have to watch slowly drain as you brush your teeth at night, or the one that, no matter how many times you use the drain snake or plunger, is always slow or clogged. You’re so frustrated wondering what to do that you hop online and start searching for DIY solutions.

The bad news is that no DIY solution, aside from what you’ve already done, is going to save you. In fact, most DIY solutions will make the problem worse or mess with your plumbing system in other ways. The good news is—you’ve come to the right place!

We’re going to talk about why professional drain cleaning in Bucks County is an essential service. By working with us, you can take care of that nasty clog once and for all.

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The Cost of Preventative Plumbing Service

Monday, September 28th, 2020

We understand the sentiment that so many of our customers have on a day to day basis. Why should you pay for preventative maintenance and service on your plumbing system if it could be in great shape currently? How do you know that you need preventative plumbing service?

Well, that’s the thing—nobody needs preventative plumbing services in the same way that you don’t need to get an oil change on your car if you don’t want to. Not calling a plumber in Bucks County won’t kill you, but it certainly doesn’t help the quality of your life either.

So, let’s talk about the real cost of preventative plumbing service. More specifically, let’s talk about the hidden costs of not investing in preventative plumbing services. If you think your plumbing system is fine without the help of a master plumber, you might be in for an unfortunate surprise.

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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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