Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

The Slow Drain—It’s Not Clogged, But Don’t Ignore It!

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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The drain clog is one of the most common plumbing woes people run into. Everybody has dealt with a clogged drain and some point. Plungers can sometimes fix them, but if that doesn’t work, the next step isn’t to use chemical drain cleaners but to call for professional drain cleaning services in Orange County, CA. (Drain cleaners can cause damage to plumbing and leave behind most of the clog, making it likely to come back again.)

But what about the drain that isn’t clogged, it’s just gotten … a bit sluggish about draining out water? The slow drain is a plumbing problem that a surprising amount of people ignore. They may try a plunger,  but if that doesn’t clear the drain, they’ll try to work around it and hope maybe it’ll get better.

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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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Safe Drain Unclogging Methods to Try Before You Call a Professional

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Is there any regular plumbing problem more irritating than a clogged drain? True, there are plenty of worse plumbing problems you can think of (or don’t want to think of), but the drain clog is a nuisance everybody has encountered at some point, and they happen too often for most of us. There are ways you can prevent drain clogs with tools like drain strainers and regular professional drain cleaning services—but today we’re going to talk about what you can do when you’ve got a drain clog.

Calling our plumbing technicians is a sure way to see that you have any clog removed. In some situations, the clog may be a deeper issue down in the sewer line, and this absolutely calls for experts who know their plumbing in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. But we know you’d like to exhaust all the safe unclogging methods you have at home first before you call, so we’re going to go through the steps.

(And we want to emphasize safe—because there are methods you might try that can seriously damage your plumbing or you!)

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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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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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