Clogged drains can quickly become a nightmare scenario. Although it’s tempting to try and fix everything around your home on your own, it’s easy to cause irreversible damage when dealing with plumbing issues.
Types of Clogged Drains
Drains are used in our home’s toilets, bathtubs, showers, and sinks. Bathtub and shower drains can become clogged by a buildup of hair and soap scum, and may require tools like cable augers, closet augers, angled shafts, and plungers.
Kitchen sinks can also back up frequently, especially when they are paired with a garbage disposal. An excess amount of food waste will cause these drains to back up. Forcing more water and waste will only exacerbate the issue. Chemical drain cleaners available at home goods stores typically mask the problem and are generally ineffective in the long run.
Any blockage or clog that remains after applying light to medium force should be handled by a plumber. Using too much force will cause your pipes to break!
Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog
The main sewer line is the plumbing which connects your home to the supporting system and transports waste away to the appropriate facilities for handling. Clogs within this line are caused by a backup of waste, making it difficult or impossible for your plumbing to function properly.
Main sewer line clogs are very serious and require an immediate response.
While backups and clogs in the main sewer line can occur naturally, they are typically the result of a nearby tree’s roots which have grown towards the line in search of moisture. If drains are clogged up regularly around your home for no apparent reason, a main sewer line clog could be the problem. Since all your home’s outflows rely on this line, any blockage whatsoever will cause issues throughout the entire system.
If you require help with a clogged drain, call Putman & Son’s Plumbing professional master plumbers 24/7 emergency hotline for a fast response within the Tri-county Michigan area.
If you’re noticing problems with your sewer line, it is time to call a plumbing expert to see if you are in need of a sewer repair. When diagnosed promptly by plumbing professionals, your sewer can be salvaged without requiring a full replacement. If you’re noticing problems like slow drains, sewage backing up into your home or business, or totally blocked drains, you should call a plumbing company for an inspection right away to determine the problem.
A sewer inspection can determine if your sewer needs a repair
A camera sewer inspection is typically used to determine what exactly is wrong with your sewer line and what type of repair, if any, will be needed. In many cases, your sewer line will not have a major issue. In the majority of the cases we handle, it only requires a simple unclogging using hydro-jetting, a mechanized plumbing snake or another method in our cleaning arsenal. Sewer inspections are the only reliable way to determine what’s wrong with your sewer line.
Sewer repairs or replacements may be needed
If just one section of your sewer line is broken or compromised, you may be able to get by with a sectional sewer repair, otherwise there may be larger sections of your sewer line requiring a full replacement. For example, if your sewer line is made with an outdated material like clay it may need to be replaced. In any case, Putman & Son’s Plumbing licensed and insured Master Plumbers can assist you with your next sewer repair. Contact us today.
Putman & Son’s Plumbing installs and repairs residential, commercial, medical and green plumbing. We have a 24/7 hotline to serve all of your plumbing needs whenever they occur.
Unless you have a background in bathroom plumbing installations, you probably will not and should not do a shower installation yourself. A shower installation can be quite complex and can involve making remodeling changes and other variations to your bathroom. Professional installation by experts makes a lot of sense to avoid potential issues.
Hiring a professional can save you time and money.
By hiring a professional company like Putman & Son’s Plumbing for your shower installation, you can save both time and money and avoid potential pitfalls and problems. Trying to install a shower on your own can end up extending the project much further than you would like, and it may end up requiring a professional’s assistance anyway. Contact Putman & Son’s Plumbing for a free quote. To learn more about Putman & Son’s Plumbing, please visit our website.
From our family to yours, we wish you all the best in 2017!
If you have experienced a leaky pipe in your home, you know how difficult and inconvenient it can be. Leaky pipes can cause water damage quickly. Some homeowners do not even catch the leak until extensive damage has already been done. Repairs from a professional plumbing company can protect your home from further water damage and ensure that your plumbing system works properly.
Whether you have a major leak or a minor leak, Putman & Son’s Plumbing will effectively fix the problem by replacing a section of damaged pipe or patching the pipe. Leak detection equipment may be used in order to determine the exact source of the leak. Our high-tech equipment can even find leaky pipes that are beneath floorboards.
As soon as you notice an indication of water damage in your home, call one of our knowledgeable master plumbers for an inspection. We can deal with any type of pipe repair that you may need. Our team of plumbing experts has the experience, tools and understanding to fix all of your plumbing problems. Contact us at our 24/7 emergency hotline.
We are grateful to have you as a customer and look forward to serving you in the future. We hope that your holiday season is filled with joy, happiness, family and friends.
The holidays are one of the most common times for plumbing problems to sprout up. The days after Thanksgiving are some of the busiest days in the year for plumbers. To avoid plumbing issues in your home, it is helpful to take a few preventative steps and be aware of what exactly can cause problems to sprout up during the holidays.
Never pour oil down the kitchen sink or other drain.
Although you may have excess oil waste from cooking during the holidays, it is important to never pour oil down your drain or your kitchen sink. Disposing oil down your drain can easily cause a drain to clog and totally block your plumbing system. Oil and grease can be allowed to congeal in a container and then disposed of in the trash or any receptacle in your area that is marked for cooking oil disposal.
Be careful of what you put in the garbage disposal.
Your garbage disposal can only dispose of certain food items; other items can cause it to clog or break down. You should avoid putting any grease or oil down the disposal, along with egg shells and any non-food items. Fibrous foods like potato peels, celery, asparagus, onion skins and others have fibers that can wrap around the blades of the disposal and affect the functioning of the motor.
Be conscientious of hot water use.
With more people in your home, the availability of hot water can quickly start to dwindle. Be careful of using washing machines and other appliances, so that you are not competing for hot water with the shower. Check back on our blog for more tips or call us 24/7 if you have any plumbing problems at all during the holidays.
We wish you a magnificent holiday season. Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage.