Invest in Professional Drain Cleaning before You Need Drain Repair

Invest in Professional Drain Cleaning before You Need Drain Repair

September 3, 2018

Imagine this scenario: You to go to use your kitchen sink and, it’s clogged. You try running the garbage disposal, thinking maybe something is stuck at the surface. The garbage disposal works, but the water isn’t draining out. This means you have a clog. You try using a plunger to relieve it, but to no avail.

You might imagine that the next best course of action is to grab that bottle of store-bought chemical drain cleaner you purchased the last time this happened. We really urge you not to though. Rather, give us a call for professional drain cleaning in Englewood, NJ.

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4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DRAIN CLEANING

April 16, 2018

The first thing that many homeowners do when a drain develops a clog is reach other the sink for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner they bought at the hardware store. If you’re one of these homeowners, we urge you to stop this. In fact, we urge you to avoid using store-bought solutions all together if you have any hopes of keeping your drain pipes in good shape.

Unsure of how to relieve clogs drains if you can’t use these solutions? Read on for 4 things you should know about professional Bergen County drain cleaning.

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WATCH WHAT YOU THROW DOWN THE DRAIN

July 24, 2017

Drain clogs rank among the most common problems faced by plumbers, created whenever any inappropriate material is flushed down your sink or shower. Store-bought solutions such as cleansers create quick-fix answers that are often incomplete, while professional plumbers have the tools and technology to properly get rid of any clog. But we believe that prevention is the best solution, avoiding the cost of dealing with a clog by preventing that clog in the first place.

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HOW TO TREAT A STOPPED-UP SINK

March 6, 2017

No one likes that feeling of turning on a sink only to watch water pool up at the bottom and stay there. Clogs in sinks are among the most common problems plumbers need to deal with, and both bathrooms and kitchen sinks can be affected. In most cases, that arises from materials put down the sink. Either way, it’s a problem that needs resolving quickly, and in most cases, a professional plumber is the best way to do so.

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3 DRAIN CLEANING TOOLS USED BY PROFESSIONALS

October 31, 2016

Drain clogs rank among the most common problems homeowners have to deal with here in Dumont, NJ. The go-to option is to purchase a chemical cleanser from the local grocery store or perhaps a snake from a hardware store. But these options adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, which rarely deal with the problem in an effective manner. They usually do just enough to open the clog, but leave residual material behind, causing the clog to reform again very quickly.

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TRUST A PROFESSIONAL TO HANDLE DRAIN CLEANING

August 15, 2016

Drain cleaning ranks among the most common problems that homeowners in Bogota, NJ face. Clogs can form remarkable easy from foodstuffs placed down the drain, toothpaste and hygiene products in the bathroom, and even child’s toys flushed down the toilet in a moment of mischief. People tend to look for the fast solutions in such cases: a cleanser brought at the grocery store, or perhaps a plumbing snake bought at a home improvement center. The fast solution is rarely the best one, however, and in all but the most benign cases, we recommend contacting a professional plumber to deal with your clogged drains. You should always go to a plumbing service first instead of trying to handle it one your own. Here’s why.

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3 WAYS TO PREVENT DRAIN CLOGS

June 29, 2015

Drain clogs care among the most common problems encounters by homeowners in their plumbing. Nothing can be more disconcerting than watching the water in your kitchen or bathroom sink backing up into the basin. Here in Bergen County, NJ, you can (and should) count on quality plumbers to handle any drain clog, but even better than calling the right repair service is preventing the clog from happening in the first place. Here are 3 ways to do that.

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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER POUR FAT OR GREASE DOWN YOUR DRAIN

May 25, 2015

We get very accustomed to disposing of food waste down the drain, trusting the pipes and our garbage disposal to put them out of sight and out of mind. That can be a big mistake, especially when if comes to grease, fat and oil used in cooking. They’re usually hot when we pour them down the drain, and their liquidity fools us into thinking they’re no different than water. That can come back and bite you if you’re not careful, and while Bergen County, NJ, has plenty of qualified plumbers, it’s better if you don’t have to call them at all. Here’s a quick primer on why you should never pour fat or grease down the drain.

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THE TOOLS USED IN PROFESSIONAL DRAIN CLEANING

September 15, 2014

For the average homeowner, trying to clean a drain comes down to two basic tools: the standard sink plunger, and the bottle of liquid drain cleaner. Plungers can work well at handling simple drain clogs, and you should always have one somewhere in your house as the first resort when encountering a slow drain or complete clog. Liquid drain cleaner, on the other hand, is something that no plumber would recommend. These bottles of caustic chemicals will not only cause damage to your drains, but they leave behind toxic fumes and add poison to landfills. If a plunger won’t take care of the problem, call for professional plumbers.

The Bergenfield, NJ drain cleaning specialists at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. use a variety of tools to provide thorough unclogging and drain cleansing. Here are a few of the tools that we and other professional plumbers bring to drain cleaning jobs:

Motorized drain snakes

Drain snakes (a.k.a. drain augers) are basic plumbing tools that are among the most effective ways to clear out drains. A drain snake consists of coiled, flexible wires that can work down through a drainpipe until they contact the blockage. A motor then turns the coils and drives them down into the clog, similar to the action of a corkscrew. The plumber can then draw the clog out or break it up with the end of the drain snake.

Hydro-jetters

The most thorough method of cleaning drains is to use high-pressure hot water blasted from a hydro-jetter. The strong water blasts will not only break through clogs, but also remove all kinds of debris from the interior walls of the pipe, completely cleansing the drainpipe of obstructions and helping to keep them from returning. Because of the potential danger from high-pressure water jets, only trained professionals wearing special safety equipment should handle hydro-jetters.

Video camera inspection equipment

Knowledge is often the best tool against dirty and clogged drains, and video camera inspections are an excellent way for plumbers to gain that knowledge. These cameras mounted on the end of long fiber-optic cables can snake all the way down through drain pipes and send images back to monitors to show plumbers the exact location and nature of clogs. Video inspections cut down the amount of time and labor that goes into cleaning drains. They are also invaluable when it comes to many other plumbing repairs.

All of this equipment is too expensive and complicated for consumers to use. Instead, rely on trained and licensed plumbers when you need drain cleaning in Bergenfield, NJ.

Make your first call to the team at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., where we provide a variety of plumbing services throughout Bergen County and the surrounding areas.

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3 REASONS TO USE PROFESSIONAL PLUMBERS FOR DRAIN CLEANING

May 9, 2014

Drain cleaning is a job you’ll need to have done whenever you experience trouble with your drains (clogs, high water pressure) and on an annual basis to maintain the quality of your plumbing. However, you cannot do a thorough job of cleaning drains on your own: you must rely on the expertise and equipment that is only available from professional plumbers.

To schedule drain cleaning in Westwood, NJ, call the skilled plumbing team at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We offer free estimates for your plumbing projects.

Here are 3 reasons to rely on professional plumbers for drain cleaning

  • Because commercial drain cleaners will not do the job: If you think that you can purchase a bottle of commercial drain cleaner from the store to handle this task, think again. These chemicals are highly acidic and toxic. They will eat away at the insides of drainpipes, leave behind toxic fumes, and burn skin and eyes. No professional plumber recommends using these products: they’ve seen the negative results too many times.
  • Professionals have the right cleaning equipment: Some drain cleaning devices are available in stores, like manual drain augers. But professional plumbers have high-end equipment like hydro-jetters and motorized drain augers that are too expensive for commercial use and too complicated for anyone without proper training to handle. (Hydro-jetting is potentially dangerous without experience.) Plumbers also have access to cleaning agents like BioSmart that leave no toxic residue behind.
  • Professionals have video inspection equipment: Drain cleaning involves more than just sending hydro-jetters, drain snakes, or non-acidic cleaning agents down a drain. Plumbers must know what sort of cleaning needs to be done and where it needs to be done. Thanks to video inspection equipment (miniaturized cameras mounted on thin fiber-optic cables), plumbers can examine drains from the inside and identify the work they need to do without disruptive methods to reach the pipes.

We know it’s tempting to take short-cuts with drain cleaning. But in the long-run these short-cuts won’t save you time and money: you’ll still have dirty pipes, and you may have damaged pipes. Save yourself future headaches and expenses and go right to the professionals for your drain cleaning in Westwood, NJ.

Call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to set up an appointment for drain cleaning. Make us your annual choice for drain and plumbing maintenance.

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