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

Why Drain Cleaning Maintenance Is Important

Monday, October 17th, 2022
Technician wearing gloves putting snake into sink drain for cleaning and maintenance.

When was the last time your home had drain maintenance? If you don’t know when it was, that might explain these common drain problems we’re going to talk about. Your drains need regular maintenance just like your air conditioner system does, and this is why.

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Are Coffee Grounds Okay to Go Down the Sink or Disposal?

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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It feels as if there’s a constant war of information about what can and cannot go down a kitchen drain or kitchen garbage disposal. You may have heard that you should pour cold water down the disposal when you run it—or you should run hot water. (We’re on the cold water side, as it solidifies fats, oils, and grease so they’ll wash down the drain easier.) And you’ve probably heard conflicting information about coffee grounds going down the sink or disposal:

  • Coffee grounds can help clean the drain and make it smell pleasant.
  • Coffee ground will clog the drain and damage the disposal.

Which is it? As professional plumbers, we can give you an expert opinion, which is…

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Post-Thanksgiving Drain Cleaning Is a Great Idea!

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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December means more festivities and feasting—right after you finished with one of the biggest celebratory home feasts possible, Thanksgiving. If you hosted a Thanksgiving celebration at your house this year, we’d like to make a suggestion that can help make both the end of the year and most of the new one less stressful for your plumbing in Germantown, MD: we recommend you schedule post-Thanksgiving drain cleaning with our professional plumbers.

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Bad Smells From Plumbing: What Might Be Wrong

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Nobody wants their plumbing to smell bad, because nobody wants their house to smell bad. But people understand that when foul odors start wafting from drains, there may be something seriously wrong with the plumbing system. It’s about more than just a bad-smelling house.

When it comes to plumbing in Germantown, MD and the surrounding areas, our plumbers know what must be done about foul odors from plumbing. Below we’re going to look at a few of the possibilities for smelly plumbing and whether you need to call us to have repairs or other work done.

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This Is an Ideal Time of Year to Have Drain Cleaning

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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We recommend that all our customers have drain cleaning done each year—and we’re here to encourage you to schedule if you haven’t already had it done for 2020. This is an important preventive measure to help care for your plumbing in Germantown, MD and it makes an immense difference in day to day convenience and for the long-term durability of the drainage system for your house.

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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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