In an ideal world, homeowners wouldn’t have to deal with repairing the damage clumps of roots make as they grow inside a pipe, or quickly removing waste buildup before it causes corrosion and rust. But because pipe maintenance is incredibly important in preventing emergencies, a part of that preventative process is drain cleanings, conducted periodically to keep your drains clean. A worthy investment, there are many reasons that drain cleaning services are important, and by having routine cleanings, accidents can be avoided and costs can be reduced.
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.
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.