If not detected soon enough, a plumbing leak has the potential to cost thousands of dollars in damage. Unfortunately, they are notoriously hard to detect as well—unless you have professional assistance. Although, if you know what to look and listen for, you may be able to identify plumbing problems before they grow any larger, giving you ample time to call on our professional plumbers. Keep reading to learn about some of the warning signs of a leak.
AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for December, 2016
One of the most common service calls we receive is in regards to drain and pipe clogging. It’s rare that you can own a home and never have to deal with a clog of some sort. Fortunately, however, our team of professionals has the tools and skills available to effectively remove clogs from your plumbing system. We also encourage taking steps to avoid the most stubborn of clogs.
For example, we do not recommend using store-bought chemical drain cleaners to try to remove a clog of any kind. First of all, these cleaners are abrasive and can eventually lead to leaks from your piping. Additionally, store-bought liquid drain cleaning is just a temporary solution to a bigger problem that needs to be resolved at the source. Otherwise, your clog will just continue to accumulate and you could be left with a very costly and messy repair.
If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you don’t think very much about the inside of your drains—that is, until you have a clog so bad that you can’t do anything useful with your plumbing. Fortunately, this is not the first sign that you need a drain cleaning—there’s no reason to wait until it gets this bad to schedule such service. We’ve shared a few, less severe, signs below.
Alltech Services, Inc. is very proud to announce that we now offer hydro-jetting services throughout Ashburn, VA and the surrounding communities! This is an innovative plumbing service that enables us to effectively and efficiently scour the inside of your drainpipes, leaving them completely obstruction-free.
Of course, you may be asking yourself, “what’s wrong with the store-bought drain cleaner I usually buy?” Well, unfortunately, a lot. These chemical drain cleaners are abrasive, and not 100% effective. This means you could find yourself facing corroded pipes and/or an even tougher clog just a few months down the road, despite your best efforts to clean out your plumbing system.