Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

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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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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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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Why Grease Buildup Is So Bad for Your Drains

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

When you’re cooking with fats, oils, and grease, they may seem like harmless substances. You may know that they clog your arteries, but that’s not the only harm they can cause. Your drainpipes and sewer line can be affected by these substances in a major way.

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Bio-Clean vs. Chemical Drain Cleaners: Why the Difference Matters

Monday, March 21st, 2016

At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, we have several tools that we rely on to clean out your drains, remove clogs, and help to keep them clear for longer. While drain augers and hydro jetting are part of our regular rotation, one of the products we boast about the most is Bio-Clean. This substance is poured down the drain to remove organic materials from the inside of the drainpipes.

But we need to emphasize something in today’s post. Bio-Clean drain treatment is not the same as those chemicals you can find on the shelves of hardware and grocery stores—chemicals we strongly recommend against.

The Problem with Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Drain cleaning chemicals are known to be some of the most toxic products you can purchase in the store without any special permits or certifications. These chemicals could burn your eyes or injure the skin in some major ways. We don’t even want to imagine what could happen if a child or family dog were able to access the bottle.

Besides, they don’t even do a very good job of cleaning out the drains. Most of these chemicals can only remove some organic materials, like hair, but not others. And they are damaging to the inside of the drains, wearing out the lining in a way that can reduce the lifespan of your pipes.

So What Is Bio-Clean?

This substance is something totally different. It is not dangerous because it uses bacteria to eat away at the inside of the drains. It’s a natural way of cleaning out the drains, and it works effectively. The bacteria actually eat away at the residue inside of your pipes, digesting it and turning it into substances that move through the drains with ease. Bio-Clean is the way to go when you are looking for effective, natural drain cleaning solutions for clogs and to prevent clogs in the future.

Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC provides Bio-Clean drain treatment services in Port St. Lucie. Right now, save $25 on plumbing jobs over $200. Call our super friendly team today for exceptional customer service.

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