Sewer & Drains
If your drains in , aren't draining or it just seems like they're taking too long, give us a call! We have a flat rate for residential and commercial drain cleaning.
My toilet is not flushing and water is backing up into my shower/tub, what is wrong?
You probably have a clogged drain or sewer line. Plumbing Services can clear this with a drain cleaning machine or a rooting machine. This is a device that sends a long cable down your drain attached with a cutting head at the end. This cutting head will cut through and clean out whatever is blocking your sewer and drain pipes. The cable comes in different sizes to fit different fixtures ranging from tubs and small sinks to large sewer lines.
What can I put in my garbage disposal?
Contrary to popular belief, not everything! Here are some tips to keep your garbage disposal working properly:
- First, always run cold water when running the disposal to move the waste all the way down the drain lines. Fats and grease congeal and harden in cold water, allowing them to be flushed through the system. Hot water, on the other hand, should not be used because it can dissolve fats and grease, which may then accumulate in the drain line.
- Most biodegradable food waste can be fed into disposers. Non-fibrous foods such as meat, eggs, eggshells, apples, fruit and vegetable peelings are safe for most garbage disposal systems.
- Avoid foods such as cornhusks, celery stalks, asparagus, artichokes or other material with high fiber content.
- Under no circumstances should you put glass, plastic or metal non-food materials through a disposer. This includes bottle caps, tin covers or aluminum foil, which are some of the items service technicians commonly find in clogged or broken disposers. Avoid clam and oyster shells.
- Maintenance is easy. Grinding small chicken bones and eggshells actually helps clean the disposal by scraping away stubborn deposits or citric acid and pulp. Grinding a little ice is another way to clean deposits and get rid of odors.
Why is water backing up into my sink while I run the dishwasher?
There is usually a connection between the dishwasher and the drain from the garbage disposal. Food left behind in the garbage disposal can clog that connection to the main drain and back water up into your sink. To prevent this, make sure that your disposal is free of food before running the dishwasher. Run the garbage disposal with plenty of water before turning the dishwasher on.