Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Why You Should Avoid Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Drain-snakingDrain cleaning is an important part of keeping your drains healthy and functioning. Unfortunately, most homeowners view drain cleaning as a simple matter of pouring store-bought drain cleaners down the drain when it clogs. This is just about the worst thing you could do for the health of your drains. Read on to find out why store bought drain cleaners are a mistake, and why you should always rely on professional drain cleaning services to keep your drains in good shape. (more…)

Call for Drain Cleaning Services if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, January 1st, 2018

drainDrain cleaning is one of those things that, if you asked someone about it, they’d probably tell you it’s only necessary once a drain actually clogs. Well, first, they’d probably ask you why you’re asking about drain cleaning. I mean, how often do you find yourself in situations where you’re talking about plumbing topics with people? Anyway, they’d be wrong. Drain cleaning is certainly necessary when a drain actually clogs, but that’s not the only time when the service should be conducted. Have a look at some of the warning signs that indicate a need for drain cleaning. (more…)

When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

toiletKeeping your plumbing system in good shape for as long as possible requires taking a lot of different steps. For the drain and sewer portion of your system, the best thing you can do is schedule drain cleaning services on a regular basis. If you haven’t had your drains cleaned in a while, or at all, you should have a look at the following reasons why it’s a good idea. (more…)

How to Tell if Your Sewer Needs Cleaning

Monday, June 19th, 2017

manhole-coverIt can be difficult to tell when your plumbing system needs professional services, since so much of it is hidden from view. This is especially true for the sewer system, which doesn’t obviously display issues in most cases. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify certain signs that your sewer system needs some help. The most common sewer issues are usually clogs, which can be dealt with using professional cleaning services. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should look for which indicate that you need sewer cleaning services. (more…)

What’s the Point of Professional Drain Cleaning Services?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

drain-pipeWhen most people realize that they have a drain clog, they don’t pick up the phone and call a professional plumber. They should, though, which we’ll get to in a minute. Instead, most people will dig a jug of store-bought drain cleaner out from under the sink and pour it down the drain.

This will often work, and if it doesn’t the homeowner will likely call for professional drain cleaning services. However, using those cleaners comes with a pretty steep long-term cost. Keep reading to find out why you should avoid store-bought cleaners at all costs, and use a professional instead. (more…)

Signs That You Should Get Your Drains Cleaned

Monday, October 31st, 2016

You probably don’t think about your drains that often, but that doesn’t mean that they can be ignored forever. The drains in your home serve a vital purpose, as a connection point between the plumbing and sewer systems in your home. If the drains are not properly maintained, they will start to cause problems for the rest of the system. Let’s take a look at some signs that you really should get your drains cleaned. (more…)

Why Can’t I Just Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

We’ve all had that obnoxious drain that just isn’t draining as quickly as it needs to be. You know that if you leave it alone, it’ll just clog completely and then you’ll have a bigger problem to deal with. So, you go the store and you pick out a drain cleaner that you like, and you pour it down the drain. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Read on to find out why it’s not the best idea to use store bought drain cleaners instead of professional services. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Why Hydro Jetting is Preferable to Older Drain Cleaning Techniques

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Drain pipes are susceptible to all kinds of blockages and waste buildup. There isn’t really anything you can do to entirely prevent this, considering disposing of waste is what the pipes were designed to do. However, you can prevent the buildup from harming your pipes. Let’s take a look at hydro jetting, how you can benefit from it, and why it’s often the best drain cleaning solution for homeowners. (more…)