House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

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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Hire Professionals Plumbers to Clear Clogs

Monday, September 10th, 2018

plumber-fitting-drain“Well, at least it’s just a clogged drain. Sorry, professional plumbers everywhere. This one’s got my name written all over it!”

Okay, you’re probably not that excited to unclog your drains on your own, but it is something that you can at least handle on your own. Right?

Right?

Not really, no. Sure, if it is a shallow enough drain clog, you may be able to loosen it up and flush it further down the drainage system. You may even be able to remove a big chunk of a clog through the old wire hanger approach. If you want the job done effectively and with lasting results, however, you need to schedule your drain cleaning services in Chesapeake, VA with the pros on our staff. This is especially true when the clog is further down in the drain pipe than you can reach. So read on, and remember that “basic” plumbing services are hardly ever so basic in practice. Contact us when you’re ready to hire professional plumbers you can trust.

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Plumbing FAQ: What Is Hydro Jetting?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

drainWhen it comes to plumbing in Williamsburg, you may think first and foremost of the faucets and fixtures that distribute water throughout your home. Obviously, this supply side of the plumbing system is incredibly important. It is also only one half of the whole picture. The other half is the drainage side of your plumbing system. Your drain and sewer system plays a vital role in your day to day life, and you cannot afford to take any chances with its overall operation.

Okay, so what type of problems do you expect to encounter with your drain and sewer system? If you said “slow-moving, backed up drains and clogs,” then you have a good idea of what issues to expect. Now, what do you do about them? If your answer doesn’t start with calling us to schedule service, then you need to reconsider your position. We offer hydro jetting services designed to leave your drains and sewers clean and clear.

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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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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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Why Would I Hire a Professional to Clean My Drains?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

We know that a lot of homeowners pride themselves on being self-reliant. Part of being a responsible homeowner, though, is knowing when it is time to schedule service with a trained professional. In the event that you find yourself struggling with stubborn clogged drains, hiring a professional plumber is certainly in your best interest.

Drain cleaning may not sound like the most complex process ever, and in truth is certainly isn’t. It is, however, they type of service that many homeowners mistakenly believe that they can handle in their homes. In truth, thorough and effective drain cleaning in Chesapeake, VA, is more complicated than one might realize. That is why you should schedule professional drain cleaning with House Call Company.

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