Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Why do My Drains Smell Bad?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Does your bathroom smell like an open sewer? If so, you’re going to need some professional plumbing services. There are a couple of different reasons why your drains may have awful smells coming out of them, all of which you’re going to need help with. Read on to find out why you have rancid smells coming out of your drains, and how to deal with them. (more…)

The Dip Tube, and How It Affects Water Temperature

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Have you ever turned on your hot water tap and had it alternate between hot and cold? This is often caused by a problem in the water heater, with a part called the dip tube. Though the dip tube is a relatively simple part, it serves an important purpose. Let’s take a look at what happens when the dip tube becomes damaged, and how to fix it. (more…)

How Your Water Heater Avoids Rusting

Monday, May 16th, 2016

With the amount of water the standard water heater has to constantly deal with, the average lifespan of the system shouldn’t be more than a handful of years. Past that point, the water heater should have rusted out to the point of being unusable. The reason that doesn’t happen is because of a small part called the anode rod. Let’s take a look at how the anode rod protects your water heater from rusting. (more…)

What to Do When Your Toilet is Overflowing

Monday, May 9th, 2016

As far as plumbing problems go, toilet issues are pretty common. Considering that the average toilet is used multiple times a day, all year round, it’s pretty likely that a problem of some kind will crop up with the system at some point. If your toilet is overflowing, don’t panic. Follow the steps below to limit the damage as much as possible until a plumber can arrive. (more…)

Hydro Jetting Vs Drain Snaking

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

There are two main popular methods for drain cleaning, both of which have their advantages and disadvantages. It will, of course, be up to your plumber which one he or she thinks is the best one to handle your particular drain cleaning needs. That being said, we still wanted to explore a few of the differences between the two. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of hydro jetting and drain snaking. (more…)