Category: Sewers & Drains

Why You Need More than One Plunger »

Why You Need More than One Plunger When is a clogged drain REALLY clogged?  When you can’t clear the drain on your own. So, before you even think about calling it quits next time or right now if you’re currently battling an obstructed drain, consider how having the right plunger for every occasion can spell […]

Flushable Wipes Should NEVER Be Flushed! »

“Then,” you’re probably asking, “how can they can them flushable wipes in the first place?” The simple answer would be: “That’s marketing for you!” But sarcasm isn’t much good for anything, certainly not getting to the bottom of things. So let’s delve a little deeper. In the strict sense of the term, “flushable wipes” can, […]

The Leading Causes of Clogged Drains, and How to Prevent Them »

There’s a very old and popular saying that “knowledge is power.” To that, we respectfully say “hogwash.” Knowledge doesn’t get anything done – rather, what you do with the knowledge is where real power lies. So, with that in mind, we’re pleased to present five of the leading causes of residential clogged drains. By knowing […]

How to Hire a Professional Drain Cleaner »

On the first day of school, would you send your high school aged child off with a box of crayons and Scooby Doo lunch box? Probably not. Or how about packing only a tooth brush and pair of flip flops for a two-week hike through the Australian Outback? Absolute craziness, right? Well, neither situation is […]

How to Clear a Clogged Drain in Germantown & Montgomery County »

Ready to pull your hair out over a clogged drain?  Okay, take a deep breath, step away from the sink, loosen the grip on your hair, and then continue reading this blog. See what we did there?  We’re acknowledging just how frustrating clogged drain problems can be.  Especially if they happen with ridiculous frequency.  From […]

Clogged Sewer Prevention in Germantown and Tuscarora »

The sewer lines in your home are responsible for draining any and all used water away from your home. Should a stoppage occur, that used water will begin to linger in your pipes and eventually back up into your home, causing a definite plumbing emergency. Fortunately though, it doesn’t take a professional to spot the […]

Why Pipes Freeze in Germantown Homes »

Knowing how & why Pipes Freeze Can Spare You Aggravation & Expensive Repairs.  Pipes stay warm and the water flowing through them keeps flowing only for as long as the air around them remains above freezing.  If the air freezes, look out inside!  Because once the water freezes, the ice that forms inside your pipes […]

Preventing Clogged Drains in your Monrovia or Jessup Home »

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now’s a really good time to check your home drain lines and to take added precautions to prevent drain clogging.  This is especially important during the holiday season when we tend to entertain more. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday,” but not because we spend the day […]

How to Detect a Clogged Sewer in Your Germantown and Kensington Home »

A sewer drain clog is a very serious problem that can be considered a plumbing emergency. Since the water has no place to go it will all come back up into the household plumbing in one way or another. When you have a sewer drain clog you should not use any of your plumbing fixtures […]

Tree & Shrub Roots Can Cause Big Problems with Your Sewer & Drain Lines »

Words of advice for home owners in Germantown, Hanover, Bowie, and Surrounding Communities Mature trees add beauty and shade to landscapes, but their roots can cause extensive damage to sewer pipes. Roots grow into the pipes because they like it there! Sewer pipes contain water, nutrients and oxygen…the essential elements for tree and shrub growth […]