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

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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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your drains serve an important part in your home’s plumbing system. If the drains are in poor condition, the rest of the home will start to experience problems. The best way to keep your drains in good shape is to schedule drain cleaning services. Read on for some of the signs that you need to have your drains professionally cleaned.

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When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, January 18th, 2016

The drain systems in your home serve a valuable role. Without them to serve as the connection point between your plumbing and sewer systems, you would have quite a difficult time disposing of wastewater. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you keep your drains clean and in working order. Keep an eye out for the following signs that your drains are in need of cleaning.

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How is Drain Cleaning Done?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Saddleback Plumbing offers drain services in Ladera Ranch, and as is common for most plumbers, drain cleaning is a standard operation for us: clearing a pipe or drain of an obstruction in order to get the water flowing again. In Ladera Ranch, drain cleaning is easier than it might be in colder parts of the country, since we don’t have to worry about frozen drains as often as they do. Despite that, it’s still preferable to contact a professional plumber to clean your drains, rather than relying on store-bought solutions. How is drain cleaning done? A few of the basics are outlined below.

The easiest methods, as we intimated, are those you can find at the local hardware store. Basic cleansers and snakes adopt a sort of “one size fits all approach.” They work for the mildest clogs, but are often a stopgap measure at best, because they don’t address the specifics of the clog. Is it caused by hair? By grease? By fibrous vegetables like cabbage or potatoes? That can make a difference in terms of how to address it, a difference that store-bought solutions simply can’t deal with.

Professional plumbing services, on the other hand, bring a lot more to bear on the problem. The first step is often to run a video line down and determine the exact nature of the clogs. Once that’s been pinpointed, the plumber can apply a solution that fits the clog’s unique nature. In some cases, water-jetting, or blasting the clog with powerful-but-controlled bursts of water, is enough to clear it away. If a snake is needed, the plumber can bring a motorized version to bear, topped with a head that is specifically designed to handle the clog in question. That clears the drain without causing undue damage to the pipe itself, something you can’t always be sure of with a generic snake purchased over the counter.

If you live in Ladera Ranch, Saddleback Plumbing believes drain cleaning isn’t something you should have to worry about.

The professionals at Saddleback Plumbing are standing by to give you a hand whenever you need it. We emphasize top-notch service and our technicians can clear the drain with the intention of keeping it open for a long time to come. How is drain cleaning done? Call us today and let us show you!

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Common Reasons to Schedule a Drain Cleaning Service

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Without good drains in your home, you probably wouldn’t be able to carry out a number of daily tasks including showering, cleaning, dishes and many other common chores. Because of how important your drains are, there are many good reasons to schedule regular Rancho Santa Margarita drain cleaning services. Read on below to see some of them and then give us a call here at Saddleback Plumbing.

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Here are a few of the reasons to getting your drains cleaned.

  • Fewer clogs – Usually, clogs in your plumbing system don’t happen overnight. Instead, they happen slowly over time. One of the best ways to make sure that those slowly-developing blockages don’t turn into actual clogs is to schedule regular Rancho Santa Margarita drain cleaning services. This will allow your plumber to visit your home, clean out your drains and remove any problems before they actually form.
  • Better performance – Even if your drains aren’t completely clogged, they could be starting to slow down. If you notice that your shower starts to fill up a little when you’re in it or if your drains aren’t quite as snappy as they used to be, you may have some clogs developing. By getting your drains cleaned you could be able to keep your drains working fast.
  • Healthier pipes – Your plumbing system is more than just a random system of pipes and drains. It is actually a very precise system that has a delicate balance of pressure. As water flows through the pipes it will push air ahead of it and create a vacuum of pressure behind it. There needs to be vent pipes to allow for this air movement. Clogs can cause this system to get out of balance which will reduce the effectiveness of your drains. Cleaning your drains regularly will ensure that this pressure balance stays intact.

For all your Rancho Santa Margarita drain cleaning services, make sure that you call the experts at Saddleback Plumbing.

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How Does Drain Cleaning Work?

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Most people don’t give much thought to their drains until they stop working well. If your drains are clogged or starting to slow down, then you’ve likely had to call for Ladera Ranch drain cleaning services. But how does drain cleaning actually work? What kind of tools will your plumber use to clean out any obstructions in your drains? Here at Saddleback Plumbing, Inc. we wanted to help our customers understand exactly what goes on during drain cleaning services. Read on below to learn more.

Ladera Ranch Drain Cleaning: How it Works

When your plumber arrives, the first thing that they will do is try to determine the source of the clog. One of the best tools that our plumbers have at their disposal is video camera pipe inspection equipment. This type of tool allows our plumbers to get an up-close and personal look at the inside of your home’s plumbing system. The video camera is very small and it is attached to a long wire that our plumbers will feed down in your drains. The image is displayed for plumber on a screen. This allows them to find out exactly where any clogs or blockages are so that they can accurately target their cleaning efforts.

When it comes to the actual cleaning, your plumber may use a couple of different tools. One of the most common and oldest methods is with an auger, also called a snake. It is a long metal wire that can be sent down your drains and then twisted to break up any clogs that might be there.

Another terrific tool is a water jet or scour jet. This equipment creates a high pressure stream of water that can be used to safely break up and clogs in your pipes. This system is highly valuable because it doesn’t damage your pipes and it also is very effective.

If your drains are starting to slow down it almost always means that a clog is not far behind.

Make sure that you call immediately for Ladera Ranch drain cleaning services from Saddleback Plumbing, Inc.

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