Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

The Problems of Household Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Unclogging your drain with a household drain cleaner is an easy solution. However, as I’m sure your parents have told you plenty of times in your life, the easiest solution isn’t always the best. If using household drain cleaners means a detriment to your health and home, it doesn’t matter how easy of a solution it is.

Store-bought drain cleaners can be an extremely hazardous mixture of chemicals that will disintegrate practically anything sometimes. These chemicals often leech fumes that you wouldn’t want your kids anywhere near, and those fumes tend to linger for days on end. What’s easier than pouring a store-bought cleaner down your drain? Why, calling your local plumbing company (that’s us) for a Lansdale, PA plumber!

Still not convinced? Let’s get into it.

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What Is a “Plumbing Trap”? (It’s Actually a Good Thing!)

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

plumber-with-sink-p-trapNo, a plumbing trap isn’t when a low-skilled plumbing contractor does a bad job on your repairs but still charges you an exorbitant rate. That is a kind of trap, and one we hope we can rescue you from with our excellent services. But the term plumbing trap refers to a specific piece of plumbing. It’s one you see often but think little about. As long as the trap does its job, there’s not much reason for you to think about it.

But when a plumbing trap doesn’t work, kitchens and bathrooms can go wrong in a hurry.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, November 12th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugHow often do you think about the drains in your home? If we had to guess, it would be “not often.” Probably only when you’ve got a clogged drain or one so slow you find yourself standing ankle-deep in water in the shower.

You can sometimes take care clogged and slow drain with the help of a sink or toilet plunger. (The two are different, so make sure you use the right one.) A hand-cranked drain snake, aka drain auger, is another option. After that, you may be tempted to purchase a bottle of “drain cleaner” from the store. Please don’t—instead, call a plumber for drain cleaning in Bucks County, PA. You can rely on our plumbers to take care of drain cleaning.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Drain-CleaningWhen one of your drains develops a clog, what’s the first thing you do? Do you reach under your sink for a bottle of store-bought drain cleaner? If so, stop doing that! Store-bought drain cleaners are actually terrible for the health of your drain and sewer system. They’ll resolve the clog, but at a very high cost for your pipes.

Instead, you should always trust a professional to clean out your drains for you when you need it. Our plumbers are the ones for the job. Read on to find out more about why professional drain cleaning services are always preferable to using your own drain cleaners.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

Monday, August 7th, 2017

drain-cleaningThere are two things that you need to know about drain cleaning. The first thing is that it’s necessary to keep your drain and sewer system in good condition. You should be scheduling cleaning for your drain and sewer system at least once every year. This prevents clogs from forming, removes any blockages that might already be present in the system, and generally keeps things flowing smoothly.

The second thing that you need to know about drain cleaning is that you should always have a professional handle it for you. Store bought drain cleaners are effective, but the reason they are is because they use lots of corrosive chemicals. Aside from being potentially dangerous to handle, these chemicals corrode the very pipes that they’re supposed to be helping, causing them to require replacement potentially years sooner than they otherwise would have.

Professional plumbers use non-corrosive methods for drain cleaning, which is why it’s a good idea to trust them to take care of yours. If you’re curious about the specific techniques used for professional drain cleaning, take a look below.

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How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning Services?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

lime-scale-buildupIt’s never a bad idea to dedicate some effort to maintaining your drain and sewer system. Many people take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when it comes to those parts of their homes. Just ignoring it, though, only guarantees that any problems it develops will get worse over time. You don’t want to wait for your drain and sewer system to break down entirely before taking steps to address it. One of the easiest ways to keep your drain system functioning properly is to call for drain cleaning services on a regular basis.

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What You Need to Know About Maintaining Drain Health

Monday, May 15th, 2017

waterThe plumbing system in the average home gets a pretty raw deal, in terms of how much care it gets. Plumbing systems are responsible for all kinds of vital functions, including providing people with fresh drinking water on-demand. Yet, they are all-too-often neglected when it comes to professional services. The drain and sewer portion of a home plumbing system has it even worse, mainly because most of us tend to treat that area with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. If you want to keep your drains in good health, though, you should have a look at our tips below.

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Signs That You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Your drain and sewer system is one of those things that you probably don’t think about too much, but which is very important for keeping your home operating properly. If you allow your drain and sewer system to degrade, you’re going to have to deal with a lot more issues throughout the home. One of the best ways to keep your drain and sewer system in good condition is to schedule drain cleaning services. There are certain signs that you should look for that indicate that you need to have your drains cleaned. You should know what to look for regarding these signs.

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Problems That Require Drain Cleaning

Monday, October 31st, 2016

You probably don’t think about your drains too much, but it’s still important that you get the right professional services for them on a regular basis. If you don’t maintain your drains, you’re setting yourself up for all kinds of problems in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the more common problems that can need to be dealt with using drain cleaning.

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How to Tell if You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Your drains serve a vital role in your plumbing system. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to dispose of wastewater in a convenient and sanitary manner. If you want your home’s plumbing and sewer systems to continue functioning properly, it’s a good idea to make sure that your drains are in good condition. One of the easiest things you can do to keep your drains functioning properly is to schedule drain cleaning services. Read on to find out more about when you need to call for drain cleaning.

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