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

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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How Often do I Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know the importance of drain cleaning services. Getting your drains cleaned on a regular basis helps keep them in good operating condition, and lengthens their effective lifespans. How often should you schedule it, though? That depends on the specifics of your home. Let’s take a look at some of the circumstances under which you should schedule drain cleaning.

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Why Preemptive Drain Cleaning is a Good Idea

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

You probably don’t give much thought to your drains unless they develop a problem. Most people don’t, in fact. Unfortunately, despite their unobtrusive natures, your drains actually serve a very important purpose. If you don’t take good care of them, you could end up with a number of very unpleasant problems. Let’s take a look at one of the professional services that you need to keep your drains in good condition: preemptive cleaning.

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How to Tell if You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Drains are important parts of your plumbing system. They serve as the connection point between you and your sewer system, allowing you to dispose of waste water in a quick and sanitary fashion. Despite their importance, however, drains are often neglected by homeowners until they clog up. You shouldn’t wait until your drains clog to get them the professional attention they need, though. Read on for a number of early signs that you need drain cleaning.

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Signs That You Have a Drain Problem

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The first sign that most homeowners notice that their drains need a plumber is when they clog up. While that is certainly a good reason to call a plumber to examine your drain, it is far from the only reason. There are many warning signs that something is wrong with your drain. If you catch some of these warning signs early enough, you might even be able to mitigate some or all of the damage to your drain. Let’s have a look at a few of the more common signs that you have a drain problem.

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2 Signs that You’ve got a Sewer Problem

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Everyone has had a drain clog up on them. It’s frustrating, and occasionally a pain to fix, but at least it’s a pretty obvious problem. Either your drain is, well, draining or it isn’t. Not all plumbing problems are that straightforward, though. There are plenty of issues that don’t come across as being that serious, but actually are. For that reason, it’s a good idea to know when to call a plumber. The following are two of the biggest indicators that you’ve got a sewer problem.

Bad Smells

Sewers don’t smell pleasant, as everyone knows. Your house’s plumbing connects to the sewer system, so why is your house not flooded with horrible smells? Because the system is designed to actually vent sewer gases that come up through it out of the house, usually through a pipe on the roof. If that venting system malfunctions, however, you could end up having sewer gases coming up through your drains. If there are horrible smells coming out of your drains, don’t dismiss them as a minor issue. It could indicate a much larger problem. Have your drains checked by a professional to make sure the system is working properly.

Backflow

Backflow occurs when a sudden pressure change causes water (or some other fluid) to flow backwards through the system and up through your drain. Usually, backflow involves sewer water coming back up through the drains in your home. Most homes are equipped with backflow prevention devices to protect against this issue, but it the problem does still occur occasionally. If you find water, or anything else, coming back up through your drain, you need to have your drain checked.

Sewer problems are not to be taken lightly, and the faster you respond to them, the better. If you suspect that you have a sewer problem, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We provide plumbing services throughout Geithersburg, MD.

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