When Is the Best Time to Schedule Drain Cleaning?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Drain cleaning offers a multitude of advantages for homeowners who schedule it on a regular basis. It helps get rid of clogs, and keeps everything running smoothly for as long as possible. You need to make sure that your drains are cleaned on a consistent basis, if you want to get any benefit from the process. If you don’t know when to schedule drain cleaning services, however, don’t worry. Read on to find out when the best time would be.

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The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, August 8th, 2016

No professional plumber worth his salt would ever pour a store bought drain cleaner down a clogged drain. Plenty of homeowners are content to do it, though. So, why would a professional avoid doing what has become so common across the country? Simple: it’s a bad way to clean out your drains. Read on to find out why professional drain cleaning is much better for your home in the long run than using a store bought cleaner on your drains.

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Different Methods Used in Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Drain cleaning is best left to the professionals, for a whole bunch of reasons that we’re not going to cover here. However, you should still know a little about the different methods used. Nothing wrong with a bit more information about how to maintain your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at the two most popular drain cleaning methods in use today.

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Why Professional Drain Cleaning Is Necessary

Monday, May 30th, 2016

You’ve probably seen the commercials about store-bought drain cleaners. You may have even used one or two of them. They do work, at least well enough to get rid of the typical clog. So, why then is professional drain cleaning necessary at all? There are actually a wide range of benefits to using professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out why professional drain cleaning is necessary.

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Call for Drain Cleaning if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

When do you normally call for drain cleaning? Do you wait for a drain to clog before you do? If so, you’re setting yourself up for a whole lot of frustration. A lot of homeowners end up dealing with plenty of issues that they would not have had to deal with if they had called for drain cleaning services sooner. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the symptoms that indicate a need for drain cleaning.

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How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

By this point, everyone should know how important drain cleaning is to the health of their drains and sewer systems. If you didn’t know that before, now you do. Drains can develop all kinds of problems that not only lessen their effectiveness but can have effects on the rest of the house. If you want your drains to remain in the best possible operating condition, you are going to need to schedule regular drain cleaning for them. Let’s take a look at the times when you should schedule drain cleaning.

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Why Your Drains Smell Terrible

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Have you ever walked into a room that smelled like an open sewer, only to discover that the smell seemed to be coming from your drain? If so, you have a problem. There are a number of different causes for drain smells. Some of them can be easily fixed, but others cannot. Let’s take a look at some of those different causes, and when you need to call for professional help.

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Why You Should Have Your Pipes Hydro-Jetted

Monday, July 27th, 2015

As you know, drain pipes are not always pristine. Over time, a buildup of detritus often causes issues like restriction of water flow and blockages. Up until fairly recently, the best way to handle these kinds of issues was with a device called a “drain snake.” Now, however, we have another option. Hydro jetting is one of the most popular methods around for cleaning out your drain pipes. Let’s examine how it works, and why it’s so popular.

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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Your drains are a very important part of your home plumbing system. Without them, any waste water or other liquid you wanted to get rid of would have to be taken out by hand. Despite their importance, however, drains are often neglected when it comes to maintenance issues like cleaning. In fact, it often takes a fully developed clog for homeowners to finally call a plumber to take care of a drain. This mild neglect results in a lot of damage being dealt to the drains in your home. The faster you can identify a need for drain cleaning, the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at the signs that you need drain cleaning.

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What’s Wrong with the Drain Cleaning Products in Stores?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

A big drain clog can be quite frustrating. If your drains are slowed or stopped, you can no longer carry through with your basic daily routine. Standing in a shower with a pool of dirty water at your feet is never ideal, nor is leaving a sink full of dirty dishwater. Drain cleaning repair often seems urgent, and many homeowners resort to purchasing home drain cleaners at hardware shops and grocery shops over calling a professional. But we’re here to tell you: when the standard plunger does not do the job, it’s time to call in a drain cleaning specialist in Clifton Park, NY.

The biggest danger of such drain cleaning products is the threat to your health and your family members. According to some experts, drain cleaning solutions are some of the most toxic chemicals commonly available to the average consumer. These chemicals can irritate the skin and injure eyes. And if there are small children around, beware: if swallowed or inhaled, you’ll have to make a trip to the emergency room.

In general, drain cleaning chemicals can only reach clogs near the drain opening, and they can only dissolve a few common sources of blockage. Many drain cleaners can dissolve common drain blockages such as hair and grease, but not the larger solid clogs that cause the most trouble for your drains. The most troublesome clogs are located far from the drain opening, deep in the sewer line where they can affect all of your drains at once and lead to some very unpleasant sewage backups.

Furthermore, these chemicals can do some serious damage to the drainpipe itself. The safest tools for drain cleaning include a rooter, to target a particular clog, or hydro jetting. Hydro jetting involves using a thin hose with a nozzle that sprays water under high pressure. This nozzle emits water at 360 degrees, blasting away grease and buildup so that it no longer poses a threat to the integrity of your drains. This both clears out existing clogs and prevents clogs from forming later on.

For thorough drain cleaning service in Clifton Park, NY using professional tools and the most up-to-date methods, call for one of the drain specialists at Rooter Man.

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