Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Toilet Clogs: How You Can Help

Monday, November 4th, 2019

If there was a list of “most inconvenient plumbing problems to deal with,” a clogged toilet would be at the top of that list. Toilets are appliances that we use so often and rarely think about the intricate mechanisms that function within it. Not only that but having a toilet clog can be embarrassing and inconvenient at the best of times.

So, what if we told you that aside from calling for expert plumbing services in Denison, TX there were some home solutions that could help you temporarily? Toilet issues can range from the simplest of solutions to signaling major problems with your water line or sewage system. In this post, we’d like to discuss some things that the average homeowner can do to mitigate the damage from a clogged toilet. Hopefully, with these few steps, your plumber will arrive with minimal damage done.

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Need Sewer Line Services? Call a Plumbing Company 

Monday, August 27th, 2018

video-pipe-inspectionHow would it sound if we told you to do your own sewer line cleaning? Hopefully you would respond by saying “that’s disgusting, I won’t do it!” But actually, the gross part of sewer cleaning is probably the least difficult part. For all you persistent DIYers out there, take off your hazmat suits and gas masks. We are determined to discourage you from messing with your sewer lines, and we’ll try to convince you through the rest of this post.

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How to Ruin Your Kitchen Drain

Monday, August 13th, 2018

drain-bubblingHave you ever been curious about how you could go about completely ruining your kitchen’s pipes and drain? If you do, we hope it’s purely for educational purposes and not for something sinister. Either way, we won’t hold back in explaining how you would go about clogging your pipes up.

Even though clogs can be fairly easy to unclog with the right equipment, the problem is when homeowners decide to fix the clogs themselves—they simply don’t have the tools that are best for protecting the lifespan of the plumbing system.

Overall, we don’t want you to treat your plumbing irresponsibly, either before or after a clog. So here are some ways that you could totally ruin your kitchen plumbing (purely for educational purposes, of course).

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Use a Professional Plumbing Service for Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 16th, 2018

drain-cleaning-with-drain-snakeDo a Google search for “drain cleaning,” and you’ll find countless DIY articles on how to clean your drain. You’ll see methods encouraging everything from using vinegar and baking soda to wire hangers. If one of these solutions does manage to fix your drain, we’re happy that your drain clog wasn’t too severe.

However, cleaning your drains doesn’t always go so smoothly. A severe clog won’t go away that easily. The wrong thing to do at that point is to step up your game with drain cleaning chemicals, drain snakes, or any other more drastic methods. In this post, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t avoid calling a professional of drain cleaning in Plano, TX next time you have a clog.

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Why You Should Call a Professional Plumber Instead of DIY

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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When it comes to misinformation on the internet, how-to guides and do-it-yourself articles are the worst—they make any project sound easy!

We don’t doubt that you’re handy and capable of handling a few DIY projects, but when it comes to plumbing projects, we want to warn you: Most DIY projects will have you spending far more time, money, and effort than you intended.

If you have a plumbing problem, skip the Google searching and call a professional plumber in Plano, TX. Below are a few reasons why your time is better spent somewhere else.

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Watch for Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

pluming-services-qualitiesLeaks rank among the most common problems plumbers get summoned to solve, and while plumbing pipes are designed to last for decades, time and wear can take their toll on every system. Hard water is a problem in our neck of the woods, which can be harmful to pipes over time, and leaks can be very hard to predict.

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When to Call an Emergency Plumbing Service

Monday, February 26th, 2018

emergency-pluming-servicesThe very phrase “emergency plumbing” is enough to fill most homeowners with dread. No one likes to think about a serious plumbing problem in their home, but such problems occur from time to time, and sooner or later, your plumbing system will be hit with one. Unfortunately, not all of them take place during regular office hours. Some take place in the middle of the night or on weekends, when plumbers aren’t in business.

The good news is that many quality plumbing operations (including ours) recognize the need for emergency plumbing service, and offer such services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But when are such services necessary and when can you let the problem sit until normal business hours? In the end, only you the homeowner can make that decision. There are, however, several factors that can help guide you. We’ve provided a list of some of them below.

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What to Look for in a Plumber

Monday, February 12th, 2018

pluming-services-qualitiesEvery home needs reliable plumbing in order to function. Without plumbing, we wouldn’t have access to potable water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and farming. Plumbing is simply necessary to modern life, and while plumbing systems and appliances are built to last, everything wears out sooner or later. As a homeowner, you’re going to have to deal with plumbing problems eventually, and if it can’t be solved with a plunger and a little elbow grease, you’re going to have to call in a trained professional to take care of it.

But who should you call? There are a number of plumbing companies in the area, and most of them can do the job with at least a basic level of competence. But you want a plumber who goes above and beyond every time, and who you can rely on year in and year out: especially if an emergency arises and you don’t have time to hunt around. In the end, only you can determine the best service for your home. There are, however, a few guidelines you can look for to help you make up your mind.

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How Can a Plumber Improve on Over-the-Counter Drain Cleaners?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

professional-plumbing-serviceClogs are a part of life when you own a home. You pour the wrong food down the drain or the toilet backs up, or sometimes things just build up. Clogs are a pain because they can prevent you from using the affected outlet and create an unnecessary distraction from our busy lives. Most of us look for a quick fix solution, which usually involves buying a drain cleaner from the local grocery store, or perhaps a plumbing snake for the really tough clogs.

That, however, can usually be a mistake. Professional plumbers have the skills and equipment to take care of the clog the right way, while over-the-counter cleansers and other types of store-bought drain cleaners adopt half-measures at best. Simply put, plumbers just do the job better.

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Hydro Jetting Takes Care of Stubborn Clogs

Monday, January 1st, 2018

hydro-jetting-clogPlumbing clogs are a big issue during the holidays. The end of the year comes with some very big meals, and yet because we’re so busy, we don’t always have time to watch what we flush down the drain.

When you add Thanksgiving, Christmas and other get-togethers on top of each other — complete with natural clog-forming materials like hot fat from meat and potato peelings, and you might very easily fight yourself with a stubborn clog in your plumbing just when you need it the least. The same holds true for bathroom fixtures, which see a lot of extra use during big holiday parties and family get-togethers.

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