FAQ

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How does a drain jetter work?

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about us pageThe drain jetter uses high pressure water usually around 4,000 psi, to cut debris out of the piping system. It is an excellent tool for unstopping grease buildup.

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What is a Plumbing Sewer Clean-out?

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Some houses do not have a Sewer Clean-out. The Sewer Clean-out is an access area to get into the plumbing drain system to run a Sewer Auger into for unstopping the pipes. Usually the clean-outs have a screw plug on them. It can be brass, galvanized or PVC.

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How do I use a Plunger to unstop my drains?

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When you have a stopped up toilet sometimes a plunger will work to unstop the toilet if the toilet is stopped up inside the toilet itself. If the stoppage is inside the drain pipes down the sewer pipe a plunger will not work to unstop the toilet. The plunger is best used for stoppages that have too much toilet paper and need a little help flushing. For more information on using a plunger check out our post on drain-cleaning.

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How to use a Wet Dry Vacuum to unstop a drain?

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When using a wet/dry vacuum you will need to create a good suction by wrapping a wet towel around the end of the vacuum hose where you place it onto the stopped up drain.  Sometimes it is necessary ton also stop up the overflow hole. A wet-dry vacuum is good for unstopping light clogs like hair and small debris.

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How to Clean a Garbage Disposal?

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Adding Ice cubes and a half cup of rock salt to the disposal is a good way to help clean debris out of the garbage disposal. Turn it on and let it grind the rock salt and ice. When it stops grinding add a small amount of water. Then repeat this until you no longer hear the rock salt or ice in the disposal, repeat this process twice.

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Do we give free quotes?

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Yes, we give free quotes. Please fill out the Free Quote form on the home page. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote, or just give us a call. phone number

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We hear pipe noises when we flush the toilet?

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Pipe knocking or a whistle sound is a noise created when there is not a air chamber to absorb the shock. . It usually can be fixed by replacing the toilet valve. Sometime air chambers have to be added to the piping system.

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How do I know if I have a slab leak?

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If you see Sheetrock cracking or cracks in your foundation this could indicate a slab leak. For D.I.Y information on Homeowner slab leak test check out our post slab-leak-detection.