In your day-to-day routine, either at home or at your business, the plumbing doesn’t get much attention. That is, until it starts showing warning signs of problems via sinks, tubs, and shower stalls not draining, toilets not flushing, or sewage backing up into your basement. It’s true you can buy drain openers and cleaners in the hardware store or even in the grocery store, but these options really aren’t good choices. They often kill wildlife, and not just fish, and these harsh chemicals can actually corrode your pipes, making the problem worse, not better. If you’re lucky enough to have lined pipes, these are definitely not the choice you should be making to fix any type of plumbing problem.
Commercial plumbers can quickly get the cause figured out with a camera inspection if your pipes are unlined. There are many reasons besides clogs from food and hair that can create problems with your drains. If your sewer pipes are lined, plumbers will start out with high-powered water jets to clear away anything that is blocking the flow of water. These jets of water are much faster than anything you can pour down the drain yourself, and faster, in a concentrated stream, is all that is needed in a lined sewer pipe.
If you’ve yet to install linings in your pipes, a camera inspection can still save time by showing exactly what the issue is. Having this done can ensure that all problems are addressed and remedied prior to the plumber finishing his service call. This is important because if there are additional problems further down the sewer line, and are not cleared away, they will eventually cause you problems again.
If the problem you’re experiencing is sewage in your basement, a plumber needs to be called to assess the situation. It could be overflow from a nearby storm, a blockage that is positioned where your household drains are backing up into your basement, or something else. To determine the exact cause and to get it to stop, you need a plumber to check things out for you.
Leaks in your home can cause a great deal of grief, from deterioration of walls and floors to problems with mold and mildew that spreads to your clothing and your children’s stuff toys. Leaks can also create higher levels of humidity in a home, which can create a harder working environment for electronics, and also for your dehumidifier. Leaks can be found almost anywhere in your home that has water lines. Leaks can happen in anything from hot water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and even refrigerators with ice-makers, to sink traps, tub drains, and shower feed lines behind greenboard. A plumber has equipment that can help discover those leaks that are causing problems.
Calling a plumber earlier rather than later can save you a great deal of money in repair costs, and prevent you from having to spend anything on repairing damages caused by water leaking in your home. Any time you have a water problem in your home, you should call a plumber to determine what line of action to take, and how to prevent it from happening in the future, as well.