Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

How to Adequately Clean Your Drains to Prevent Further Problems

Monday, January 8th, 2018

drain with water flowing down itThere probably isn’t a homeowner around that has had to deal with a drain clog at some time or another, even if it was minor. But clogs are one of those things that many people deal with incorrectly. In the average home, when a drain clog develops, someone reaches for some type of store-bought drain cleaning solution.

This is actually the worst way to deal with drain clogs, as surprising as that may seem. Store-bought solutions have a number of side effects that are damaging to your plumbing system, with completely defeats the purpose, right? So what should you do when you have a drain clog?

Call a professional plumber in Littleton, CO.

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Beware This Common Plumbing Threat: Tree Roots

Monday, August 21st, 2017

blocked drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsUnderstandably, the idea of living without a reliable indoor plumbing system is incomprehensible for most modern homeowners. Each time you use a toilet, take a shower, run the dishwasher, or use the washing machine, you are depending on your plumbing system—to deliver the water that you need throughout the home to necessary fixtures and appliances, but also to drain the waste and wastewater away once the task at hand is complete.

Considering just how much you rely on your plumbing system, it should be pretty apparent just how disruptive any problem with this system can really be. One problem that a lot of homeowners fail to see coming is damage and operational issues cause by tree root invasion.

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How to Ensure Your Drains Are Adequately Cleaned

Monday, March 6th, 2017

ensure-clean-drainsWhy are clean drains so important? When soap scum, grease, and other debris are allowed to build up within your plumbing system, your pipes cannot possibly allow water to flow efficiently or effectively. As a result, you can find yourself facing serious clogs that can impede or even stop the flow of water, in addition to pipe corrosion and/or a burst pipe.

Fortunately, there is an answer to this problem. In addition to investing in routine plumbing maintenance, our team offers superior Englewood, CO hydro jetting services to ensure that your pipes are effectively cleaned, and the root cause of your clog is eliminated.

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Bathroom Drain Clogs: Why Store-Bought Drain Cleaner Is Not Enough

Monday, December 12th, 2016

One of the most common service calls we receive is in regard to drain clogs. It’s rare that the average homeowner can go throughout the life of their home without having to deal with this problem at least once. In the best case scenarios, it will only take a plunger to relieve the clog. When a plunger doesn’t do the trick, however, you need something a little stronger.

Of course, you may be tempted to go to a hardware store and buy some chemical drain cleaner off the shelf. And true, this may provide you with a temporary solution to your problem. But that’s the thing—the solution will only be temporary. Keep reading to learn what causes clogs and why store bought cleaners just aren’t enough.

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Signs It May Be Time to Schedule a Drain Cleaning

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Many homeowners believe that drain cleaning is something that only needs to be done if you have a clog completely blocking your water line. This is not the case, though. A proper and thorough drain cleaning can actually help prevent larger problems down the line, and the faster you respond to a drain cleaning needs, the better off your plumbing will be. How do you know if you need a cleaning though? Keep reading for some of the most common signs.

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How to Prevent Thanksgiving Day Drain Clogs

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Around Thanksgiving, plumbing companies prepare for a rush of phone calls from homeowners needing service for clogged drains, broken garbage disposals, and other sudden plumbing emergencies that threaten to make the holidays a lot more difficult to get through. We want to make sure that this does not happen in your home this year, which is why we’ve assembled a guide to some of the easiest ways to prevent plumbing issues during Thanksgiving.

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Kitchen Plumbing Issues You Should Repair Today

Monday, May 25th, 2015

When you cannot make use of the sink or appliances in your kitchen at all, you know to call in a plumber for repairs ASAP. But other kitchen plumbing issues do not seem urgent enough to call in an expert right away. A leaky sink, for example, may seem like an inconvenience, but it is certainly not an emergency. However, such kitchen plumbing problems deserve attention, as they may only worsen over time.

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The Importance of Drain and Sewer Maintenance

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The drain and sewer system that guides waste water away from the house is probably the very last portion of your home that you want to encounter problems. While any home system repair need is an inconvenience, drain and sewer problems are particularly off-putting. So if you want to make sure that you run into as few problems as possible during the life of your sewer line and drain pipes, take the following steps to keep yours in top condition.

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The Importance of Regular Sewer Cleaning

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Few troubles with the components of your home or business are as frustrating as a major drain clog. When a drain clog affects a single tub, toilet, or sink, you may be able to loosen the clog with a plunger and a little bit of skill. But when the blockage is further along in the pipes, you have few options to turn to. Drain cleaning chemicals are toxic, and many do not reach clogs that are too far down in the pipes. And disassembling part of your sewer line to reach the clog is difficult, and, of course, rather unpleasant.

For clogs all the way down in the sewer line, professional sewer cleaning services always work best. In fact, you can schedule sewer cleaning every year or two as a way of preventing these inconveniences from occurring at all. See how drain cleaning works and why regular sewer cleaning is important for any home or business.

Hydro-Jetting Clears the Drains of Any Debris

Sewer cleaning not only rids the sewer line of drain blockage; it also keeps clogs from forming over time. Select professionals employ the use of hydro jetters for sewer cleaning. These are thin, long, flexible hoses which the plumber inserts into the pipes. The nozzle at the end of the hose shoots out highly pressurized water at all 360 degrees. The pressure of the water helps to blast away any “sludge” stuck onto the lining of the pipes, which may prevent clogs from forming any time in the near future. Hydro jetting is best for clog removal when used in conjunction with drain snakes and augers.

Drain Cleaning Is Vital for Commercial Properties as Well

On a commercial property, regular sewer cleaning can protect you from a major inconvenience, lost business, and even fines. If your business is found to be responsible for any drainage backing up onto public property, you may receive a hefty fine. Schedule sewer cleaning at your convenience so that you won’t have to worry about taking time out of your busy day to clean up any sewage backup and call for services.

Contact APC Plumbing & Heating for drain clog removal or preventive sewer cleaning and hydro jetting by professional plumber in Denver, CO.

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Common Causes of Slow Drains

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

When a full drain clog stops up a sink in your bathroom or kitchen, it’s an issue you need to deal with immediately or else you won’t have a working sink. But slow drains are something that many people will tolerate for days and even weeks at a time, delaying with cleaning them out while putting up with the inconvenience. However, a slow drain is a major warning that a drain is on the verge of a complete blockage, and it must receive the same fast attention as a full drain stoppage. If a sink plunger won’t clear a slow drain, call for the professional plumbers at APC Plumbing & Heating to take care of it.

Regular drain cleaning in Aurora, CO has always been a part of the services that we offer, and we’ve seen a great variety of reasons for these hassles. Here are some of the most common ones; knowing about them may help you prevent slow drains and eventual clogs in the future.

  • Hair: This is main enemy of bathroom sink, tub, and shower drains. It’s difficult to prevent hair from going down these drains, although a drain cover will help. Hair will begin to catch down in the p-trap (the curved pipe section under the drain) and clot together until it starts to choke off water flow. Chemicals have little effect on these blockages and will leave the majority of the hair stuck in the pipe where it will continue to catch on to more debris that comes down the drain. Professional plumbers can fully clear these nuisances with motorized drain augers and hydro-jetting.
  • Fat, oil, and grease: These are foes of kitchen sinks. In hot liquid form, they may not seem harmful. But the problems start when they cool down and turn into solids. It only takes a short time for them to develop a coating along the inside of drain pipes that will reduce water flow. Routine drain cleaning will help prevent this build-up. You can also help by pouring our excess liquid fat, oil, and grease leftover from cooking and cleaning into a separate receptacle that goes into the trash.
  • Sewer line issues: These are serious problems that standard drain cleaning won’t solve. You will instead need to have repair work of cleaning done on the underground sewer line. If slow drains are occurring throughout the house, a blocked sewer line is the probable cause and you should have professional plumbers on the job immediately.

APC Plumbing & Heating offers both emergency and routine drain cleaning in Aurora, CO so you can take care of your drains and see they have few problems in the future. Our plumbers also handle sewer cleaning that will help prevent serious issues in the sewer line.

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