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Common Myths About Your Bathroom Drain

Monday, June 29th, 2020

It’s important that we talk about common myths and misconceptions on our blog. Not just because we like to brag about our plumbing expertise, but because time and time again homeowners are looped into thinking something about their drain that really isn’t true. The more you believe in myths instead of science in regards to your plumbing, the more likely you are to run into expensive problems that we end up having to fix.

When you take the time to educate yourself about bathroom plumbing in Essex County, it really shows. Drains that last longer and clog less can be the result of homeowners who really understand how they work and do their due diligence to contact a plumber when it matters.

So, let’s talk about some myths that surround our plumbing systems and discuss some possible solutions to the problems associated with them. If you’re not satisfied with the information on this blog, make sure you call us for our professional opinion!

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The Three Best Ways to Clear Your Drain

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Cleaning your drain when it’s starting to get clogged can be a rough experience. Nobody wants to come home from a long day of work, especially if it’s a bad day, and roll up their sleeves to get their hands dirty unclogging a drain. It’s an obnoxious process, and unless you’re a plumber, it can involve a lot of online searches and disheartening experiences.

So, what we can tell you here is that there are some solutions (tried and tested by plumbers) and that you don’t have to search very far for them. In fact, one of them is contacting a professional plumber from our team, if you’d like the comprehensive care you’ve grown to expect. Plumbing in Caldwell, NJ doesn’t have to be a bad experience, and if you’re dealing with a clogged drain, just remember that there are some steps you can take and professionals willing to help.

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Slow Drains Are Slow to Go

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Contrary to what the title might make you believe, this is not a children’s book. This is a blog post with the hope of informing you about the possible problems that could be causing your slow drains. There are some big differences between different types of slow drains, and it’s pretty important not to misdiagnose the problem with your plumbing.

The truth is, if you’re having one slow drain, that could be a problem that’s easily fixed. Something could be clogging your pipe, or there could be a leak that’s decreasing the pressure in your pipe system. Either way, one pipe is much easier to fix than an overhaul of your plumbing system.

However, when multiple drains in your home are having trouble and seem clogged, there could be a deeper, more sinister problem with your plumbing in West Orange, NJ. Keep reading and we’ll get into the specifics.

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4 Reasons to Stay Away from Chemical Drain Cleaner

Monday, October 7th, 2019

drain-water-drainingNo matter how well they’re labeled, how good they smell, or how cheap they are, drain cleaners aren’t a good solution to a clog in your plumbing. We know, it’s a hard pill to swallow, but we’re just trying to help. In fact, most homeowners don’t even know that they tend to do more harm than good when they are used. These volatile liquids will rot away your pipes and leave your system needing much more than just a drain cleaning.

So, you must be wondering what the alternative is? There are several alternatives to chemical drain cleaners, but they all usually involve your local plumber. You see, with your plumbing in Clifton, NJ there are no easy solutions to a drain clog. The best you can hope for is a capable plumber like us to perform a hydro jetting procedure, or use an industrial drain snake to try and pull whatever is clogging your system apart.

However, if you’re still leaning towards the car keys to pick up some industrial cleaner, keep reading and we’ll let you know why we never recommend them.

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Is a Plumber Necessary for That Drain Clog?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

drain-water-drainingWe’re big fans of all the crafters, woodworkers, and general do-it-yourselfers out there. When you can look up a solution for a home problem and have it fixed relatively quickly, why call in a handyman to help?

We don’t typically encourage DIY work for large plumbing problems, but there are even some things that seem complicated you can handle yourself: resetting the garbage disposal, cleaning the aerator when there’s no water pressure, and even unclogging a drain. Some drain clogs have simple solutions, or at least a solution that does not require costly equipment or professional drain cleaning. But that doesn’t apply to all drain clogs. How do you know the difference?

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