House Call Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Dire, Dire Drain Repair

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Drains don’t last forever, but with good maintenance and care, they should last a preferably long time. The problem with drains and pipes that are breaking down, is that they often cause problems in places that are hard to see. Noticing and addressing a plumbing problem is more of an art than people realize.

That’s where we come in! As your neighborhood plumbers, we’re always there to provide expert plumbing in Portsmouth, VA. The problem with that, is that homeowners need to call us when they notice a problem, and many don’t notice a problem until it’s way too late! So, let us give you a little bit of our plumbing insight, and bestow some tips to find out if you’re suffering from a drain problem that could use our expert repair.

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Don’t Accidentally Contribute to Clogs!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

One of the most common of all plumbing problems at home is the clogged drain. It is also one of those problems that is most commonly contributed to by homeowners themselves. We get it—you’re not always super aware of your drains even when you are using them. You should give them a bit more thought if you really want to avoid clogs in your plumbing system, though.

That’s why we’re going to cover some simple ways in which you can help to cut down on instances of clogged drains in your home. Keep these tips in mind, and enjoy the best performance possible from your plumbing in Hampton, VA. Don’t take for granted a system that works so hard for you day in and day out!

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The Sewer Line: Little Leaks, Big Problems

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Why is it so important that you schedule prompt, professional drain and sewer services in Chesapeake, VA, when any signs of problems manifest? Because there is no such thing as a “minor” sewer leak. Worse yet, those symptoms that do seem relatively minor may be masking a problem that is, in actuality, anything but. Throw in that your sewer line is hidden from view beneath the ground on your property, and you’ll really start to understand the issue.

There is some good news here, though. Sure, sewer line problems can get serious very quickly. However, they can also be resolved with the skill and expertise the problem demands just as quickly—provided that you’re working with plumbers of the highest caliber. That is certain to be the case when you schedule service with the pros on our team. So let’s take a closer look at the situation, some signs that it’s time to schedule drain and sewer services, and what may need to be done to alleviate the situation.

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Is DIY Drain Cleaning Effective?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

drainThe answer to that question is simple: no. Do-it-yourself drain cleaning methods are never as effective as having a professional plumber perform a cleaning. Sure, there are a lot of online tips and tricks, we don’t recommended them—not if you want the job done right. Some things you can fix yourself, but others should be left to the pros.

Of course, some problems do not require a professional. You can certainly use a plunger to clear out minor clogs. However, when it comes to a true cleaning, plungers and household chemical cleaners simply won’t do. Certified plumbers carry equipment meant to clean your plumbing system better than anything you can buy in a store. In fact, many of the items used at home only get a fraction of the job done or, worse, cause even more damage! Keep reading to see our comparison between at-home-solutions and professional drain cleaning in Portsmouth, VA.

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Ask a Plumber: How Do I Avoid Clogs?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

clearing-blocked-drainHomeowners always have questions they’d like to ask professional plumbers. But they don’t always have access to professional plumbers! While we are always happy to hear from our clients–existing and potential alike–we are also very busy. We don’t want to leave you in the lurch, though, which is why we like to provide some answers to questions common enough to anticipate. This week, we’ll be talking about how you can avoid clogged drains in your home.

There are a lot of reasons why drains may clog, and not all of them can be easily avoided, if avoided at all. However, there are also plenty of situations in which clogs can be avoided, but are not due to human error. Keep the following tips in mind, and always remember to call a professional plumber in Chesapeake, VA if you are having trouble with your drains. We are more than happy to keep your system functioning properly.

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Is It Time to Schedule Hydro Jetting Services?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

There is a lot of cleaning to do around the house, as any homeowner can tell you. When it comes to something like your sewer line, though, you are not going to be taking on the task yourself. You’ll have to hire a professional plumber to clean your sewer line out, if for no other reason than the fact that you don’t have the tools or the training to do it on your own. Of course, you probably wouldn’t want to even if you could. When you are ready to have your sewer cleaned by a skilled, experienced professional, pick up your phone to schedule hydro jetting with our team.

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Take Advantage of Our $99 Drain Cleaning Special

Monday, August 24th, 2015

When you think of your plumbing system, you may think of all of the pipes and fixtures which distribute water throughout your home first and foremost. These are, of course, very important components of the system at large. However, you must remember just how integral a role your drains play in the bigger picture, as well. After all, you don’t want to have to dump out a bathtub full of water after every bathing session, right? One way in which to keep your drains functioning precisely as they ought to is by scheduling professional drain cleaning in Chesapeake, VA. Call House Call Company today, and remember to ask about our special $99 drain cleaning promotion!

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