Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

What Is Video Pipe Inspection and Do My Pipes Need It?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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We use the most advanced technology and tools available for all the plumbing services we provide. The plumbing industry moves fast with new advances, and we’ve been in the industry for almost forty years—there have been numerous big shifts in technology during that time!

One of the most important tool developments for plumbing is digital video and miniaturization technology that allows for video pipe inspection equipment. We often use video pipe inspection during a range of jobs. We’re going to explain in a bit more depth what video pipe inspections are and when you may need this service done for your plumbing in Laguna Niguel, CA.

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What Is Causing the Clogs in My Drains?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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The clogged drain is almost the definition of “household nuisance.” We’ve all dealt with one before, we know we’ll deal with more in the future. The good news is that unclogging drains isn’t difficult—as long as you know the right steps. Use a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake. If that doesn’t fix the clog, don’t use chemical drain cleaners. Instead, call us for professional plumbing in Ladera Ranch, CA and we will remove the clog, thoroughly, quickly, and without damaging the drainpipes.

But drain clogs aren’t a singular problem—they’re the result of different problems. “What is causing the clogs in my drains?” is the right question to ask, because it goes a long way toward prevention of clogs in the future. So we’ll guide you through the most common sources of drain clogs.

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How a Professional Cleans Drains and Clears Drain Clogs

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners face. They’re “ordinary” in the worst way—they crop up often and can bring daily activities to a halt until resolved.

The standard way to zap a clog is with a sink plunger. A hand-cranked drain auger (a.k.a. drain snake) is another option that can work in some cases. A third choice many homeowners make is to pour a bottle of “drain cleaner” into the drain to eat away at the blockage. No matter what the labels on these bottles of drain cleaners promise, they are terrible for drains and for you. When you need a third option to clean a drain and clear a clog, call a plumbing technician in Irvine, CA.

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Drain Cleaning: It’s Great for This Time of Year

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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A topic that many professional plumbing contractors bring up at this time of year is how to prevent pipes from freezing in the winter. Well, for plumbing in Orange County, CA, that’s never a problem! But that doesn’t mean there a no seasonal difficulties for your plumbing in sunny Southern California.

One common plumbing trouble during the festive season is with clogged drains. Your kitchen plumbing probably just went through a rough work-out during Thanksgiving, and now it has more celebrations and visiting relatives and feasts to deal with. This often leads to homeowners calling for help to clear out clogged drains and jammed garbage disposals when they greet the New Year.

We want you to enjoy the holidays in peace, and we recommend you schedule drain cleaning if you haven’t already. Drain cleaning is a good idea each year, so why not get into the habit now when your drains need it the most?

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Yuck, Drain Flies! How to Get Rid of Them and Keep Them Gone

Monday, August 12th, 2019

guy-screamingIs this happening in your house? Tiny insects, looking something like dark dust motes, are circling around a kitchen or bathroom drain or a shower/bathtub drain. It’s not a pleasant sight, and even worse it’s not a pleasant idea that there is a source for the breeding of flies inside your home. Although these “drain flies” (moth flies) are harmless for people, you still don’t want them in your house, and you want to eliminate the source. In many cases, this jog requires a plumber in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA to help.

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How Video Pipe Inspections Make Pro Plumbers Better Than Ever

Monday, December 31st, 2018

technician-with-toolsDigital technology has changed the world in significant ways. For example, tiny digital cameras are now installed in the phones most people carry around with them, allowing them to take pictures almost anywhere to capture any moment.

One place where the digital camera has been helpful is in the world of professional plumbing. Although “plumbing” may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you think about the benefits of digital tech, you’ll be thankful for it the next time you need plumbing in Irvine, CA to help with trouble with hidden leaks, drain cleaning, or sewer line issues. The video pipe inspections that digital technology has made possible have improved the power of your plumber.

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Why You Should Never Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Corroded-PipesWhat’s the first thing that you do when you notice that your drain has clogged? Probably reach for the bottle of drain cleaner under the sink right? What if I told you that is actually doing more harm to your drain than good? Store bought drain cleaners may clean out your drains pretty well, but they do it at a pretty significant cost. One that most people are paying without realizing it. Read on to find out more about why it’s so important that you schedule professional drain cleaning services whenever you notice a clog in your system, instead of reaching for the bottle of drain cleaner.

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Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, August 13th, 2018

DrainDrain cleaning is one of the best things that you can do to ensure the health of your drains. Professional drain cleaning, that is. You absolutely shouldn’t use store bought drain cleaning solutions if you want to keep your drain pipes in good shape. That’s because store bought drain cleaners make use of a lot of caustic chemicals that are just as bad for your drain pipes as they are for the clog itself. Professional drain cleaning services clean out the clog, without harming your drain pipes in the process. If you’re unsure of when to call for professional drain cleaning services, check out the list below to help you make your decision.

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Professional Drain Cleaning Techniques That Can Benefit You

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

drain-cleaningWhen most of us have a drain clog, we tend to reach for some kind of store bought drain cleaner. That can work, but it comes with quite a high cost. The highly caustic chemicals that can melt through the waste that commonly clog drains will also corrode the pipes themselves. If you want to have your drains cleaned, but don’t want to pay for it with negative side-effects, the best thing to do is to take advantage of professional services. There are two common methods used in professional drain cleaning services: drain snaking and hydro jetting.

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Why You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning on a Regular Basis

Monday, March 27th, 2017

When you’re spending the rainy season dealing with a 40-hour workweek, doing your taxes, raising your kids, and fighting off a cold at the same time, maintaining your drain and sewer system is probably pretty low on the priorities list. Still, it is something that you need to give at least a little bit of thought to if you want to keep your home running smoothly. There are a lot of issues that can afflict your drain and sewer system, which will then have ripple effects throughout the rest of the home. You need to make sure that you maintain your drain and sewer pipes, and the best way to do that is with regular drain cleaning. Have a look at some of the problems that can crop up if you don’t schedule drain cleaning on a regular basis.

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