Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Why You’re Cleaning Your Drains Wrong

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Drain-snakingQuick question: when your drains clog, what do you do? After the cursing and mumbling under your breath, of course. Do you grab the bottle of drain cleaner from under your sink and pour it down the drain? If so, you’re doing it wrong!

There is a right and a wrong way to go about drain cleaning, and the majority of homeowners go about it the wrong way. Why does it matter? Because doing it the wrong way can absolutely destroy your pipes, leading to higher service costs and quite a bit of frustration for you. Let’s go over how you should actually be getting your drains cleaned.

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When is it Necessary to Have New Pipelining Done?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

root-pipe-splitPlumbing pipes last quite a long time, depending on what they’re made of. Iron and copper, the two most common plumbing pipe materials, can last for decades under the right circumstances. However, no pipe is going to last forever. At some point, you’re likely going to need to replace some or all of the pipes in your plumbing system. Today we’re going to focus on sewer pipelining, and when it’s necessary.

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Do You Really Need Sewer Line Replacement…Or Can It Be Descaled?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The cast iron plumbing on your property, and the sewer line in particular, is several decades old. You’ve been dealing with frequent clogs and backup, and you have to call for plumbing services frequently. Finally, a plumber breaks the news to you: the cast iron sewer line is too old, is clogged with mineral scale, and needs to be replaced.

…Or does it? We’ve often been called for second opinions on this topic and were happy to break it to the customer that the cast iron lines are not yet in need of replacement. In some cases, it may be possible to descale the lines so that they’re good as new!

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When Will Your Sewer Line Need Replacement?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

excavate-dig-pipeThe last thing you want to have to do if you’re a property owner is to replace a major installation. While you may hope that your water and sewer line last throughout the length of your homeownership, this is often not the case, and they certainly won’t last as long as the building materials themselves.

With the sewer line, it’s important to know early when you need to replace it, in order to prevent a major health hazard. We want to help you learn the signs and find out how long you can expect to wait before having to replace the sewer pipes underneath your property. Thankfully, it may not require as much work and mess as you think!

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Why We Use Cameras to Inspect Your Pipes

Monday, August 21st, 2017

broken-sewer-pipeNot every plumber approaches a drain clog (or other piping troubles) in the same way. There are many devices used today to detect plumbing problems underground, but our favorite and most effective tool is the video camera cable. Cameras are used before and after drain cleaning and other services, and it turns out, there’s a lot more to be found than you may expect.

Here are some of the reasons we may use video cameras to inspect your pipes, and some of the things we may advice depending on our findings. Learn why it’s important to scope out a company that uses video scoping for all of your drain and sewer service needs!

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When Is Hydro Jetting Really Necessary?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeThe last time your drains slowed down, you might have found a simple solution. Sometimes, you can simply clear out some hair from the drain opening. Other times, a plunger is your best bet.

Of course, we all know that eventually, you’ll have to call a professional for your plumbing problems. And a professional may recommend using hydro jetting to clear out those drains. This is going to take some time and involve bringing some professional equipment into your home. You might start to wonder, “Is this really the right choice for your home?”

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Will Pipe Relining Stand the Test of Time?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeGot older pipes in need of replacement? Many people initially assume that this process will be daunting. In the past, broken pipes needed to be completely replaced. Technicians had to dig a trench in the yard that stretched from one end to the other, leaving a mess behind, tearing up your beloved landscaping, and taking a lot of your time.

Some plumbers still elect to do it the old way. But that’s because they likely do not have the equipment to do a trenchless pipe relining. This service allows us to skip the trench in favor of digging only one hole in your yard! Today, we’re here to answer a question we hear a lot: will this work as well as pipe replacement?

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4 Situations Calling for Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeProfessional video pipe inspection equipment gets to the bottom of a problem faster. Trained plumbers know how to navigate your pipes with a video camera snake (which may be known as a “sewer scope”) in order to view and record video of an issue, or as proof that your drain and sewer system is just fine!

If you think a video camera inspection is right for your pipes, be sure to consult with plumbers who have the right equipment on hand! Here are 4 situations in which video pipe inspection in Jupiter, FL is your best bet.

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The Sewer Lateral Is the Homeowner’s Responsibility: What You Should Know

Monday, March 6th, 2017

ground-sewer-pipeAll of the drains in your home have to lead somewhere. And unless you have a septic tank on your property, the sewer line leads out to the sewer main that services the city. The sewer main is at the end of your property, under the street in most cases.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that they are responsible for any damage suffered by the sewer line, all the way up to the sewer main. You cannot count on someone else to take care of this for you. If you have problems with the sewer lateral, get the right plumber for the job.

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What Is the Best Way to Clean My Drains?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

water-drain-sinkIt can’t come as a surprise that drains are not exactly clean on the inside. Despite a sleek pipe lining, residue can build up quickly. Clogs may form, or you may notice some odd odors coming from your sink drains. These are two reasons we often get asked this question: what’s the best way to clean out drains.

The answer is, unfortunately, not so simple. It depends! Sometimes, there is a relatively easy DIY solution to your drainage or odor issues. However, it might be time to call in a professional. Check out our guide to the best ways to clean your drains, and call in a professional plumber for more.

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