The holiday season is fast approaching, and in the whirlwind of preparing for the hustle and bustle, the last thing on your mind is your plumbing. It’s during times like this, however, when sewer maintenance is incredibly important in preventing backups and other complications from happening before the holiday festivities.
How Often Are Exterior Pipes Damaged by Tree Roots?September 13, 2017 in Pipes
If you’re experiencing issues with your plumbing, look out to your yard. Do you see large, mature, or even dead trees? If you do, those trees may be the source of your problems. Exterior pipes, especially in older homes, are oftentimes damaged by tree roots penetrating the pipes. Most pipes are made of breakable materials such as cast iron, clay, or copper.
Repairs to these pipes are costly and can become frequent if you’re a homeowner or someone who’s looking to move out soon and doesn’t want to leave issues behind. Repairs on these pipes can occur every thirty to forty years. In reality, that’s not a long time. Fixing these issues can be expensive, but it’s worth it to keep your pipes safe.
My toilets and sinks are clogging. What’s the issue?
Several things can affect your toilets and sinks this way. Clogging can be a result of wastewater buildup, waste clumping in one section of low-lying pipe, or tree roots. This is typically the case in homes built before the 1960s. Those homes use clay pipes.
When tree roots are eager for water, they dive into the clay. This can cause your pipes to collapse completely. Consider regular pipe inspection or removal of overgrown, old, or collapsing trees. These are often the ones most desperate for water. If you experience problems like flooding or clogging pipes, this problem could be related to tree roots and it’s important to save them.
Another problem with the pipes in older homes is that their materials are much less reliable. Clay, cast iron, and copper all rust much more easily than modern-day PVC pipe or resin pipes. Consider calling a plumbing service to inspect and clean your pipes as soon as possible. Get it done before the winter season; save your pipes from the freeze.
I don’t have a plumbing service in my area of New York or Connecticut. What else can I do?
If you’re seeking help, consider having your pipes inspected. Hire someone to conduct pipe maintenance and if necessary, repairs. Some companies offer something called trenchless plumbing.
Trenchless plumbing is the use of plumbing repair technology to avoid digging deep trenches in your yard. Most technologies can clear and clean pipes for under $20,000 and in less time than traditional plumbing solutions. This can save you money in property repairs in the long run.
If you’re in New York or Connecticut, consider using Drain Doctor Plumbing Specialist as your go-to. They offer services such as repairing plumbing fixtures, flooding solutions, frozen pipe solutions, and water lines and leak detection. These things play a big part in keeping your home running smoothly.
Why should I use Drain Doctor as my plumbing service?
Drain Doctor works conveniently in the Scarsdale, Port Chester, and Westchester New York areas, and the areas of Cos Cob, Stamford, and Riverside Connecticut. This company’s main priority is keeping your home clean while working. They background check and drug test all employees. They believe in keeping a professional service while being friendly. They’re known for their quality work, dependability, and quick responses; their plumbers are dispatched immediately. In your time of emergency, call or email Drain Doctor to have your problems fixed sooner rather than later.
The Complications of Drain Pipe Relining Services in Urban AreasJuly 17, 2017 in Home, Plumbing, Tips
Let’s face it. When someone talks about New York, the common perception is the true definition of an urban area. The Big Apple, The City of Dreams and The City that Never Sleeps. There is never a dull time in New York City. Even some of the outskirts of the city experience the constant hustle and bustle of action, which is both an expectation and reality.
After experiencing slow and very limited drainage for many years, this New Jersey resident (yes New Jersey!) had numerous plumbing companies attempt to locate and rectify his drainage problem. This client was repeatedly told that his kitchen line, which was in the back of the house, went to a septic system in the backyard. Makes sense right? However no one could locate the line in order to determine the cause of the drainage issues. After contacting his local plumber, who was aware of the Drain Doctor’s specialized abilities in this field, we were contacted.
Drain Doctor Plumbing Specialist has earned the Technician Seal of Safety™April 15, 2016 in Business, Plumbing, Safety, Tips
As a Licensed Plumber, Drain Doctor has earned the Technician Seal of Safety™. This means our customers can have confidence knowing that each of our employees have been screened by a pre-employment background check and are tested for illegal drug use as permitted by law. As a member of this professional contractor organization, we are truly committed to protecting the safety of our customers and their families. We believe that our customers should minimize their risk when hiring a home services contractor, which is why going with a contractor who displays the Technician Seal of Safety™ is the right choice.
City of White Plains Funds Residential Pipe LiningMarch 25, 2016 in Pipes, Plumbing, Tips, Video
After numerous main waste line stoppages causing effluent backup (sewage) into this White Plains home, the home owner reached out to the City White Plains Planning Department for assistance. Immediately following, the Planning Department contacted Drain Doctor and requested that we perform a video inspection of the line in question.
Drain Doctor recently traveled to Indianapolis where they had the opportunity to explore new plumbing, drain cleaning and pipe lining technologies. In our travels we met many visionaries in the WWETT world with whom we were able to share ideas, experiences and concepts, and critique tools and equipment. This opportunity allowed us make educated decisions regarding the direction of our business and how we can best serve our clients as Green Plumbers.
Have you ever found yourself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with frozen pipes? It’s never fun to contend with, especially when you end up cleaning up the aftermath. At Drain Doctor, we want to help you avoid this costly and inconvenient situation. So before it gets too cold again, here are a few steps you can take to help prevent it from happening.