AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

How Often Will I Need to Schedule Sewer Cleaning?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Your sewer line is the central location where all the drain water and waste leaves your home. It carries it away to the municipal sewage pipe, which brings all the waste from your neighborhood to the sewage treatment facility. 

Clearly, the sewer line does a very critical and not particularly pleasant job for your home. You don’t want anything to go wrong in that process, or you’d have a big smelly mess on your hands! Sewer line cleaning is a plumbing service that can ensure waste drains easily and your sewer line stays in good condition. But how often should you have it done?

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Why We Use Hydrojetting for Drain Cleaning

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Ah, your drains. They’re probably your favorite part of your home, right? You think about them all the time.

What’s that you say? You never think about them unless they get clogged?

Well, unfortunately, that’s true for many people. But when we don’t think about making sure our drains are working well, we’re more likely to end up with those clogs or other unpleasant problems.

Drain cleaning can be done when there’s a pressing concern, like a completely clogged drain—or more than one. It can be done when there’s a problem that’s a bit less urgent, like generally slow drains that aren’t completely clogged. And it can also be done preventatively, so you won’t end up with those problems. The way we clean drains is called hydrojetting, and it’s an ideal solution in all of those cases. Why is it the best option? We’ll explain.

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How to Tell It’s Time for Sewer Line Cleaning

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Your sewer line has a big, unpleasant job to do! It carries all the wastewater from all your drains away from your home and connects with your municipal wastewater system. If something goes wrong with your sewer line, it can result in some extremely disgusting outcomes. The key is to catch problems early, before something terrible happens—like sewage backing up into your bathtub!

How can you tell there’s a sewer line problem in time to get it professionally cleaned out without a disaster? Here are the key things to look for.

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Only Have Professionals Perform Hydro-Jetting: Here’s Why

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Hydro-jetting is the best way to get your sewer pipe and drainage system completely clean and clear of blockages, clogs, and buildup. No chemicals are used—only the power of pressurized water. It can be done when you have a known issue like persistent clogs, and it can be done as part of routine home maintenance to make sure buildup never has a chance to develop into a major clog. But this is not something you can do yourself. Hydro-jetting must be done by a plumber who has specialized training in the use of this technology. There are several reasons for this.

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Why Drain Cleaning Is Better for Your Drains Than Caustic Chemicals

Monday, April 10th, 2023

When your kitchen or bathroom sink or your shower drain is clogged, it can be tempting to reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner. But do you know what that stuff actually is? We’ll give you some information on chemical drain cleaners, as well as some tips about safer and more effective options. The next time you have a clog, you’ll be prepared to make the right choice.

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Signs That You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, January 16th, 2023

A clogged drain can derail your whole day. Maybe you were trying to clean up after a big dinner, and your sink just filled with dirty dish water and wouldn’t allow it to drain away. Maybe you were trying to take a shower, and you found yourself ankle-deep in water. Can you do something about the clogged drain yourself? And how can you tell when it’s time to call a plumber for professional help?

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How to Prevent Drain Clogs

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Does your tub, shower, or sink drain too slowly? Slow drains can eventually lead to a complete clog. And if you’ve ever had a sudden plumbing problem occur in your home, you know how unpleasant they can be … especially when they happen at the worst possible time, like a holiday weekend, or when you have houseguests. The best way to keep your pipes draining properly and avoid the need for emergency measures is to have your drains cleaned regularly by trustworthy northern Virginia plumbing professionals.

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Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?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.

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Look No Further for Northern VA Hydro-Jetting Services!

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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.

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