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Drain Cleaning Services
Having clean drains is a very important part of everyday life. No one wants to get up in the morning and use one of their water appliances and have them overflow or not function properly. This is why there are great services for taking care of this pesky problem.
What Causes Clogged Drains?
There are many reasons as to why a drain can become clogged. It can be due to a build-up of material in the drain. If you have young children, it is not uncommon for there to be a toy stuck in the drain causing issues.
If you are someone who has a lot of hair, your shedding can be a big factor in drain clogging. If you find that your shower isn’t draining properly this might be the case. Thankfully there are ways to alleviate this problem. You can buy shower strainers, which act just how you may expect, straining out the hair or other materials from the water allowing for the water to flow freely.
Grease is a major culprit for clogging drains, when you cook with pans and pots and foods that produce a lot of grease, it is a rule of thumb that you should never put that grease down the sink. This can cause a build-up in the sink which can lead to restricted water flow thus leading to a clogged drain. On a similar note, you should try to avoid putting food into your drain unless you have a disposal. Even this may not be enough to stop a clogged drain. Food particles can build up over time and similar to the grease, will cause a build-up of material, causing a clogged drain.
Outside of these examples, there are many other reasons that drains can be clogged. This is a good reason to get in touch with a professional, this way they will be able to identify the problem quickly and fix it immediately. This will save you time and the hassle of trying and figuring out the problem on your own.
How Do these Clogged Drains Affect your Home?
Clogged Drains can be a very simple problem with an easy solution, but just as easily can become a very serious problem ranging from standing water traps all the way up to bursting pipes. Still water trap are where the clogged drain is located, and these clogs can cause water to get stuck and become standing. If this is the case, then toilets will block and no longer flush. If the problem escalates to a burst pipe, this issue can slowly become even more of a problem causing overflows in your house. Due to the inefficiency of having these clogged pipes, you will find that your water bill and energy cost will go up due to this.
Water Heater Services
Gas Water Heaters
A gas water heater is the most common type of water heater found in the majority of homes. They don’t require very much maintenance, and check up on it will make sure that it is good to go for years to come.
Gas water heaters utilize the process known as convection. This is the process by which heat rises. Cold water is kept and pumped in through the bottom of the water heater and is heated by a gas burner. As the water heats up it naturally rises and is drawn off by a hot water discharge pipe. The cold water that is brought in by an external tank is controlled by a shutoff valve. The location of the valve is important to know in case the water heater needs to be worked on. The plumber can come in and shut the water off so he can work on the tank without worry of water getting all over the place. The hot water side of the heater is where all of the business takes place, it is from here where the hot water goes to heat up the showers, sinks, tubs, etc.
Electric Water Heaters
An electric water heater is the next most common water heater that you will find in businesses and homes. The water in the heater is heated using 2 metal electrical elements, one near the middle of the tank and one near the bottom of the tank. These also require little maintenance, only needing to be worked on every few years, similar to the gas water heater. Both suffer the similar problems like electrolytic corrosion which can be caused when water flows across two dissimilar metals. This is common in most homes as the majority of homes use copper piping. When copper piping is used, to avoid this corrosion, a dielectric union is created. They are both very similar in design other than the heating method.
Tankless Water Heaters
This type of water heating is unique, and more focused towards commercial water heating, but can also be used in residential areas as well. It is connected to the main water line that enters the home or business and functions by heating water as it enters your home. It does not require a tank like the other water heating methods and because of this it is not constantly running. This is great for you as it saves you money because it is more energy efficient.
Water heaters are an easy fix and thankfully they only need to be worked on every few years. This will save you much time and money. If you are ever unsure of how to fix a water heater, make sure that get in touch with your local plumber company and they will be happy to come to your residence and fix it all for you.
Septic Tank Services
Septic Tanks are very important pieces of the plumbing system and can result in very costly repairs if they aren’t fixed.
How does a septic tank work? A septic tank is divided into various parts. One of which is the watertight box which is separated into a layer of floating material with bacteria, clear water and a bottom layer made of sludge. When the tank is working properly only the clear water should exit the tank. If it is working improperly, the bacteria and sludge can come out. This material is very bad for the environment and can cause much damage to the area.
How do you care for and manage a septic tank? The sludge in the bottom of the tank should be pumped regularly to make sure the tank is healthy and will last longer. Commercial tanks need to be pumped more often than residential tanks as they are being used much more frequently. Once the pumping is done, the inlet is checked and the water levels are put to the correct level. The piping is then checked to make sure they are running smoothly.
You never know when disaster is going to strike your home. You need to always be ready and make sure that your home appliances are checked every few years just to be sure that everything is working properly. If you are ever faced with a residential plumbing disaster, you can always give AAA City Plumbing a call and they will be able to come to your aid.