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How Hydro Jetting Works

October 21, 2021

If you’re considering hydro jetting, know that it can offer some surprising benefits for your plumbing system. A skilled and experienced plumber will make this worthwhile, even considering the potential price tag. If you want hydro jetting explained, read on to find out more about this service. What is hydro jetting? This process uses specialized tools and a highly pressurized water flow throughout the plumbing system. The water is used to break apart and remove buildup in the pipes that can cause damage, like minerals, debris, grease and tree roots. Other drain cleaning techniques such as snaking are cheaper and... View Article

How Do I Get Rid of a Smelly Drain?

October 13, 2021

There are many things that could cause a sink to smell bad, including old food and grease. It doesn’t take long for these materials to build up and give your nose a little alert! This leads some homeowners to have to wonder, “How do I get rid of a smelly drain?” Smells from a sink can easily fill an entire home, making it hard to stay inside. These smells could also embarrass you in front of guests and even cause some to feel queasy. That’s why we’ve provided plenty of tips on how to get rid of that awful smell... View Article

Buying an Older Home? Reasons Why You Should Get a Sewer Inspection Beforehand

September 27, 2021

There are plenty of things you should check before buying an older home, including the sewer systems. Homes that are over 20 years old can often have several sewer issues that aren’t usually a problem with newer homes. That’s why it’s important to get a sewer inspection before finalizing the purchase of any older home. Should I get a sewer line inspection? The answer is, yes. Some people avoid getting a sewer inspection because they’re scared of the cost; however, they usually aren’t that expensive. The sewer inspection for home purchase cost can depend on many factors, including where you... View Article

Does Baking Soda and Vinegar Really Unclog Drains?

September 6, 2021

Drain clogs are very common issues for homeowners, and there are countless different DIY remedies out there that claim to be effective at removing clogs and restoring water flow in household drains. Unfortunately, not all of these remedies work the way they’re intended to, and many actually make the problem worse. One of the most commonly recommended DIY drain clog remedies is baking soda and vinegar, but does this remedy really work? Keep reading to learn more about how to unclog drains effectively and safely. Baking soda and vinegar for drain clogs Baking soda and vinegar are both very common... View Article

Why and How Often Should I Clean My Commercial Grease Trap?

August 23, 2021

Commercial grease traps are designed to protect plumbing systems by keeping cooking oil and grease out. Not only are commercial grease traps essential when it comes to maintaining the performance of plumbing systems, they are also necessary to ensure the safety and compliance of commercial kitchens and food preparation facilities. Proper maintenance is key to keeping grease traps working safely and effectively, but a lot of business owners are unsure about how often to clean their grease traps. If you’re wondering, “How often should I clean my grease trap?” keep reading for the answer. Do I have to clean my... View Article


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