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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…)

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 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…)

How Can I Tell When I Need Drain Cleaning?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

The drains in your home serve a very important purpose, as the connection point between your plumbing and sewer system. If you want your home to continue disposing of waste in a convenient and sanitary manner, it’s a good idea to make sure that your drains remain in good condition. One of the ways to do that is make sure that you get your drains cleaned on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can tell that your drain needs professional cleaning services. (more…)

2 Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Though drains serve an important role in the home, they are often overlooked by homeowners until they develop an issue. What many homeowners don’t realize is that if they get their drains cleaned before a problem has a chance to fully develop, they can often avoid spending money on unnecessary repairs. The key is recognizing when to schedule drain cleaning, before the problem has a chance to get worse.

Let’s have a look at 2 of the most common signs that you need drain cleaning. (more…)

Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

If you’ve ever had a major drain clog, you know how much it can put a damper on your day. You’ll do anything you can to clear it out quickly—and for some homeowners this means purchasing toxic drain cleaning chemicals that can really do a number on the pipes. When you have a major drain clog, or if you’d simply like to stop clogs from occurring in the future, always call a professional plumber, like the friendly technicians at Service King for quality drain cleaning in Carpentersville. Here are some of the benefits you’ll see when you choose professional service.

  • Drain Cleaning Equipment is Safe for Your Pipes: One of the reasons to choose professionals for drain cleaning services is that the equipment they use is always safe for your drain pipes. Chemical drain cleaners can injure exposed skin or eyes, and may damage your pipes. Besides, these are fairly ineffective at dissolving most types of blockage. The only safe do-it-yourself solution for clogs is a plunger. If this does not work, professionals have far more advanced technology.
  • Remove Clogs Completely: The tools professionals use can remove clogs entirely, rather than simply pushing them further down the drains. Technicians can use motorized or handheld drain augers to pull most types of blockage out through the drain. For greater precision, plumbers use hydro jetting technology, in which a thin hose blasts water through the pipes at a high pressure in order to push clogs into the sewer system.
  • Prevent Clogs from Occurring in the Future: In fact, with hydro jetting, you may not see any future clogs for a long time to come. If there is any “sludge” stuck along the inside of the pipes, debris can cling to it and collect until it blocks your pipe entirely.  With hydro jetting, this sludge gets blasted away for good.
  • Learn about any Leaks in Your Pipes: Finally, with pipe inspection, a plumber may be able to tell you if there are any leaks in your plumbing system that need to be fixed or if you have any pipes that could benefit from replacement.

Professional plumbers arrive equipped with the right tools to clear out any drain clog from the pipes so that it won’t return. For professional, thorough drain cleaning in Carpentersville, work with the experts at Service King. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.