Saddleback Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

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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Some Unusual Clogs That Can Affect Your Drains

Monday, January 28th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanDrain clogs are just about as common a problem as can affect the plumbing in a home. The usual culprits for clogged or slow drains are hair clogs, FOG (fats, oils, and grease), hard water minerals, soap scum, food, and more serious problems with the sewer line. If you can’t clear out a clog using a plunger or a basic hand-cranked drain snake, then it’s recommended you call for a plumber in San Juan Capistrano, CA who’s licensed and equipped to take care of the problem.

We have a long history with drain cleaning and unclogging, so we’ve seen many of the more … unusual things that can clog up drains. In this post, we’re going to look at some of these odder sources of blocked drains. Some may sound bizarre, but any of them could happen to you—and any of them we can fix.

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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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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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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, February 16th, 2015

The average household uses approximately 400 gallons of water per day, with almost ¾ of that amount dedicated to indoor usage. Reading this statistic should give you a good idea about how much use your drains get on a daily basis and why it’s a good idea to be aware of when it may be time to schedule drain cleaning for your plumbing.

Some Signs

There are a few ways your drains will let you know that it’s time for a professional drain cleaning:

  • Slow drains – having a slow drain means that a full-on clog is on its way. Why? Because it’s already there – it just hasn’t gotten big enough to fully block your drain yet. Slow drains usually indicate that there is a significant build-up inside your pipe; it’s better to remove this build-up before it becomes a full blockage, and the best way to remove the build-up is with a professional drain cleaning.
  • DIY remedies aren’t working – if you’ve tried some of the usual home remedies – boiling water, baking soda and vinegar or plunging – and your clog still won’t disappear, it’s time to call for an expert.
  • Gurgling sounds from the drain – a gurgling sound from a drain is actually the sound of air being released from air pockets that have been created inside your piping by build-up. The sound is an indication that there is a problem with build-up in the drain and it should be removed before it causes a bigger problem.
  • Multiple drains are slow and/or clogged – many times homes have 2 or 3 different drains on a single main plumbing line. If you find that you have multiple drains with issues, it is likely that there is a problem deep within your plumbing system, which will require the help of an expert.
  • A clog that won’t go away – if you have one drain that clogs repeatedly, even after being unclogged, it is likely the problem isn’t being fully resolved and requires the help of a trained professional.

The amount of water your drains handle is tremendous, so if you are seeing the signs that it may be time for a drain cleaning in your home, don’t wait to schedule an appointment – call Saddleback Plumbing today! We offer quality draining cleaning service in Irvine.

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