DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about the drains in your home very often. If we had to guess, we’d say you never think about them, until something goes wrong. You know, something like a clogged drain leaving you standing ankle deep in water in your shower.

Sometimes, you can take care of a clogged or slow drain on your own with nothing more than a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease”? Sometimes it takes a little something more… like professional drain cleaning.

“Can’t I just clean my drains myself?”

Before you reach for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner consider this: These solutions are caustic, and actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system! Instead, you should call on a pro. But how do you know when it’s time?

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How Not to Treat Your Drains

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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How not to treat your drains: By using store-bought chemical drain cleaners!

Trust us, we get it. One of the most frustrating, and unfortunately one of the most common, problems to deal with in households today is a clogged drain. And reaching for a bottle of that store-bought stuff is easy, right? But there’s a problem–these “solutions” can actually be doing more harm than good.

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Why You Should Never Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You are brushing your teeth. You have the water running to rinse off the toothbrush when you notice, the water you turned on to wet the toothbrush is still standing in the sink. You have a clog! What’s the first thing you do?

If it’s a superficial enough clog you might reach in the drain and relieve it, or use a plunger to loosen it up and draw it out. If it’s deeper down, however, then you’ll probably reach for a bottle of that store-bought drain cleaner you keep on hand. Don’t! Please don’t. You should never use store-bought drain cleaners. They’re a cheap option, but you literally get what you pay for. Read on as we uncover just why you should never use these store-bought “solutions.”

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Spring Cleaning? How About Drain Cleaning?

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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When spring rolls around, many of us grab our dusters, our brooms, our mops, and any other cleaning supplies we can get our hands on. Spring is a great time to clean out your home, get organized, and get yourself ready for the seasons ahead.

When it comes time for spring cleaning, do you ever think about the parts of your home that you can’t see? How about your plumbing system? See, your drains need cleaning on a regular basis, and in fact, there are a number of signs that suggest you’re overdue for professional drain cleaning services.

Below, we have outlined some of these tell-tale signs for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Tracy, CA.

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Is it Time to Clean Out Your Drains?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

When you are going through your usual housekeeping checklist, you may not consider the unseen parts of your home that need to be cleaned, such as your drains. The funny thing is, if your drains end up collecting too much debris, it can affect your lifestyle a lot more than a dusty countertop!

Maintaining the cleanliness of the piping in your home may fall into the “out of sight” category but it certainly shouldn’t be “out of mind.” But how do you know when the time has come to call a professional for drain cleaning services?

There are several signs that can help you identify when the time has come to give your drains a good scrub. The key here is noticing these indicators early on… before you find yourself standing in a murky puddle of water in your bathroom.

Read on to find out when you should call a professional plumber to service your drains!

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