Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Ways You Can (Safely) Get Rid of Drain Clogs

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Not another drain clog! Yes, these are persistent and common plumbing problems, and every home has to deal with them at some point or another. You can take steps to prevent them—we strongly recommend you schedule drain cleaning as a routine annual service with our professionals—but there’s no way to stop every single one.

What do you do when you run into a drain clog? You have some options in your home you can try. Below we’ve listed the three methods of drain unclogging you can attempt on your own. These methods may work, and they are also harmless for the piping and won’t present any dangers to you or your household.

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Drain Cleaning Helps Start the New Year

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Do you have a New Year’s resolution you’re already working on? Or do you have a general plan of several projects you would like to get done in 2020? We suggest you pencil in an easy but helpful one as part of your household project: schedule drain cleaning services with a plumber in Gaithersburg, MD. Specifically, schedule drain cleaning with one of our licensed plumbers. We’ll see that your drains have a good start to the ‘20s!

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Is Your Sewer Line in Trouble?

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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The sewer line is an essential part of how indoor plumbing in a home operates—even though most of the line is outside of the house. Without a sewer line, your house cannot remove liquid and solid waste from the kitchen and the bathrooms, and you can guess how terrible that can soon make your home life!

Fortunately, sewer lines are constructed to last for many decades. They will eventually begin to deteriorate, however, or they may have roots infiltrate them and create blocks and gaps. If your residential sewer line is in any kind of trouble, you’ll want to identify right away so you can call a professional plumber in Frederick, MD to fix the problem.

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The Common Causes of Pipe Clogs—And How to Avoid Them

Monday, January 28th, 2019

drain-in-metal-sink-waterIf you hear the words “plumbing problems,” where is the first place your mind goes? We’d bet that for the majority of people they immediately think of clogged/slow drains. Almost everyone has run into trouble with a clogged drain at some point, and many homes will have drain clog issues more than once a year if they don’t have the drains regularly cleaned. Drain cleaning to fix a clogged drain is one of the biggest services that professional plumbers offer their customers.

There are many ways a drain can become clogged up. Below we’ve listed the most common ones, as well as how to avoid having trouble with them in the first place.

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Call for Drain Cleaning Services If You Have These Symptoms

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Drain-SnakingKeeping your drains healthy and efficient is an important part of keeping your plumbing system healthy and efficient. If your drains are not operating properly, it can have wide ranging effects throughout the rest of your plumbing and sewer system. One of the best ways to make sure that your drains stay in good condition is to schedule drain cleaning services. Have a look at the signs below that you should probably call for professional drain cleaning services sooner, rather than later.

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Still Using Store Bought Drain Cleaners? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Drain-SnakingWhat do you do when you find that one of the drains in your home has clogged? Do you reach for the drain cleaner under your sink? Don’t! That’s actually the worst thing you can do for the health of your drains. It will solve the problem in the short term, but it will only magnify the problems that you’ll face later. Have a look below at why you shouldn’t be using store-bought drain cleaners, and why you should call for professional drain cleaning services instead.

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Ominous Indications That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

drainYou may not think about the drains in your home too often. However, that doesn’t mean they’re unimportant. Just like every part of your plumbing system, your drains serve a crucial role in making sure that everything runs smoothly. Fortunately, drains don’t have a long list of things that can go wrong with them. You really only have clogs and corrosion to worry about when it comes to drain issues, and clogs are by far the more common of the two. Still, neglecting signs that your drain is clogging is not a good idea. Make sure that you call for professional drain cleaning services right away if you notice the following signs that you need drain cleaning services.

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Make Sure You Schedule Drain Cleaning This Winter

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

drainThere’s a lot to do to get your home ready for the winter season. One of those things, though you may not have thought of it too much, is scheduling drain cleaning. If your drains are in good shape, the rest of your plumbing system will benefit. If the drains are clogged, it will cause problems throughout the system. Have a look at some of the signs that you should call for drain cleaning this winter, and what can happen if you don’t.

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Drain Cleaning, and When to Schedule It

Monday, June 5th, 2017

drain-pipeMost people don’t call for professional services for their plumbing systems unless they notice some kind of problem with them. If you want to keep your plumbing and sewer systems in good shape, though, that kind of reactive thinking is not doing you any favors. The key to making sure that those parts of your home continue to run properly is to take proactive steps. For your drain and sewer system, that means scheduling drain cleaning. Let’s take a look at why drain cleaning is so important, and when you should schedule it.

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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Your drains serve an important purpose in your home’s plumbing system. If you want your plumbing and sewer system to continue functioning properly, you should make sure that your drains get drain cleaning services when they need it. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to schedule drain cleaning services.

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