Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Is Your Plumbing System in Need of Hydro-Jetting?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.Maybe the last time you had a slow drain or two, you were able to resolve the problem on your own, fairly quickly. Perhaps it was as easy as reaching it to clear out some hair from the shower drain, or using a plunger to clear out a superficial kitchen sink clog.

Eventually, though, you may have too stubborn of a clog that requires you to call for professional plumbing in Cinco Ranch, TX. And we may recommend that we use hydro-jetting to relieve the issue. This sort of job can only be done by a pro, and may leave you wondering if it’s even really necessary. Keep reading to learn more about your drains and this service.

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Why Liquid Drain Cleaners Are No Solution for Clogged Drains

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.When there’s a clogged drain in your home, your natural inclination may be to run to the closest hardware store and buy a chemical cleaning solution. After all, these are marketed towards homeowners and renters who are looking for a quick and cheap way to clear up a slowed or stopped up drain—especially a bathroom drain that could be clogged up with hair and soap scum. Most plumbers would advise against using these liquid drain solutions though, and we are no exception.

For thorough drain cleaning in Richmond, TX, you need much more than chemical drain cleaners. We’ll get into the problems with liquid drain solutions below, as well as some more viable options for drain cleaning.

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Is Your Sewer Line Suffering?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

sewer-line-sufferingYour plumbing system enables you to live with great convenience and comfort, providing you with the clean, potable water needed to shower, clean up around the house, wash your dishes, do the laundry, and more. For the majority of us, the idea of drawing water out of a well to handle these tasks is unthinkable—something that many of us take for granted. So is the thought of emptying out wastewater when you’re done with it—after all, that’s what your sewer system is for, right?

But what if your drain and sewer system is suffering? The component of your system that you trust to dispose of wastewater when you drain your tub your flush your toilet could experience problems. And make the convenience of modern plumbing null and void. However, if you know how to spot signs of trouble, you should be able to take the steps to get your sewer system back up and running ASAP.

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Tree Roots Can Be Your Plumbing System’s Worst Nightmare

Monday, April 24th, 2017

tree-roots-plumbing-nightmareCould you even imagine living without the convenience of modern plumbing? Hopefully, you’d never have to—every time you use the toilet, take a shower, run your dishwasher or washing machine, or take a drink from the kitchen sink, you are relying on a fully functioning plumbing system. This system delivers the water you need throughout your household, and drains the waste and wastewater away.

Thinking about this—how much we are dependent on our plumbing systems—reminds us just how disruptive any problems with the system can really be. And one issue that impacts a lot more homeowners than you may realize is the damage that tree roots can cause to this system.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Condensate Drain Line in Trouble?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

condensate-drain-line-troubleTemperatures are already beginning to climb here in the Richmond area, and we all know what that means. Soon enough we will be turning on our air conditioners for the season. When you do so, it’s important to make sure it’s functioning as effectively as it can.

If you have a clogged AC drain line in your Richmond, TX cooling system, however, then the AC unit can’t possibly operate efficiently. Of course, it’s natural if you don’t particularly have much interest in this topic, if you don’t know what a condensate drain is or what it does!

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