We often get asked the question of what is the difference between a Drain Snake and a Drain Auger? A lot of people believe they are the same when they both serve their purpose to help unclog drains that have minor to sever clogs. Functionality wise, they are similar in equipment. Both have a drum and hose feature that could consist up to a few feet or 100 feet depending on the job that you are trying to, complete. They have a variety of options such as plug-in, cordless, or crank.
With all the advances in technology, we can incorporate cameras into fixing plumbing issues. Using a camera eliminates the guess work of trying to figure out what the problem is, and where exactly the problem is located. Plumbing camera can fit into smaller spaces and diagnose exactly what is causing the clog.
Cleaning out the main sewer line of a home can be a dirty job. When clogs do develop it is something you are going to want to address as quickly as possible. If you do not address these issues in a timely manner you could have bigger problems later down the line. Some issues that could occur are blocked pipes from backed up toilets, showers, and sinks. If this is something that is not dealt with at the time of discovery, you could have to potentially replace your entire sewer system. So, we have compiled 5 tips that could help you clean your sewer lines on your own.
Every home keeps an emergency tool kit to have in case you experience an emergency do-it-yourself situation. While you keep a tool kit for normal emergencies you should also keep a kit for your plumbing. Here is a list of 5 essentials that will come in handy for any home in case you have a plumbing emergency. If you keep these tools around your home in a kit, they will make plumbing emergencies a lot easier, and will hold you over until a plumbing expert can assist you.
Once you move on from hand-washing dishes, to an actual dish washer, there is no turning back! So, when the dishwasher starts experiencing issues, there’s no time to waste in getting to the bottom of it. You can always call a local plumber, and for some issues, you should, but with some common dishwasher problems you can diagnose, and repair on your own.
The dishwasher has become an indispensable appliance for many households, helping us save both time and water. Modern dishwashers tend to be an essential item that is found from your home to your work office kitchen. They are an amazing device to have, but there are down sides to having this appliance. You have to be careful with what items you load into the dishwasher, because they can be helpful and destructive at the same time and in certain cases, cause serious plumbing and drainage problems.
There are also some items you think would be okay to run through your machine but can be damaging to the overall unit itself. The experts at Team Plumbing have compiled a list to help you decide what items are appropriate and what items may not be appropriate to run through your machine.
A leaky faucet or a running toilet may only seem like only a simple annoyance to some. If your home is extremely quiet will you could hear the constant dripping or running. In most households, with everything powered on, you are never really affected by the sound, which helps you ignore it. However, there are real costs to allow these two problems to continue indefinitely.
With the winter season already upon us, the frigid and windy weather can affect unprotected water pipes. During the fall, raking the leaves and cleaning your gutters are only two of the steps you should take before the winter. Before the temperature drops, take action to prevent your water from freezing—follow these steps to avoid a costly burst pipe (or worse).
Isn’t it kind of funny to think that plumbers will often find more than just waste and water in your drains? Over the years, plumbers have been finding and reporting all kinds of wild and ridiculous objects, personal items, and even living creature in the drains of homes and buildings.
What to do in a Plumbing Emergency
Let’s face it, a plumbing emergency can send us into a panic pretty quickly, especially if you don’t know how to react when it happens. Taking these first steps are essential when time is of the essence, since the longer you delay, the more damage will be done to your home. Fortunately, knowing what to do you can limit the damage to your home until a plumber arrives. Here are the initial steps you can take during a plumbing emergency.