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The Dangers of Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Often times when there is clog in the sink, the first thought to come to mind is to go to the store and buy a drain cleaner. That is, in our opinion, a terrible idea. Although it is very easy, it is actually really bad for the drain, and can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more about store bought drainers, and the danger they possess to the sink.

The Problem 

Most drain cleaners cause the breakdown of pipes, which leads to corrosion, and will eat away at the pipes.. Although this is great in the short term, it does much more harm than good.Years of using these will lead to many issues with your pipes over time, causing them to fail more often and require replacement earlier.Also, the store bought drain cleaners don’t actually eat away as much as you think. Waste is often still present in the pipes causing more damage over time.

The Pros

Professional plumbers are far too familiar of the issues with corrosive drain cleaners, which is why they don’t use them. Instead, they use a few different procedures that don’t damage the pipes. The first is drain snaking, which involves the use of an auger on a long cord, which drill through the clog. The second method is hydro jetting, which is when we fire a high-pressure stream of water down the pipe to blast all accumulated waste off of the walls. Both tactics clean out the drain remarkably well, and keep the pipe in great condition.

It is important to check your pipes often to make sure there is no damage in the future. If you have any questions make sure to always call us today. Resurrection Plumbing is San Diego’s best plumber, with fair prices and great work quality.

What to do in a Plumbing Emergency in 3 Steps

If you don’t know how to react during a plumbing emergency, you can go into panic mode pretty easily. Time is a key factor in whether you have no damage, or monstrous effects. Luckily, there are many ways to limit damage until a plumber arrives. Let’s take a look at the steps you can take during a plumbing emergency.

Step 1 is Turn Off The Water

Water damage is the number 1 threat during a plumbing emergency. The first thing you need to do during a plumbing emergency is turn off the water. Go home, right now, and learn where the main water valve is, so you don’t have to run frantically looking for it while water rushes out of a ruptured pipe. The faster you cut the water, the safer your home will end up being.

Step 2:

As soon as the flow of water has stopped, leap into full on clean up mode. This will prevent further damage to possessions and furniture in your home as well as, make it easier for your plumber to access the problem when they arrive. Make sure to mop up any spilled water, and try to prevent in from entering any of the walls and the floor.

Step 3

If there is ever a plumbing emergency, be sure to call us. We will do immediate mitigation and ensure there are no problems in the future. Furthermore if you want to make sure that everything is up to speed, be sure to call us, and we can access your home’s pipes and irrigation system, to hopefully spare you from the pain that is a plumbing emergency. And as always if you deal with it now, you will be very thankful later.   Contact us for the pinnacle of fantastic plumbing in San Diego.

Why to Hire a Professional Plumber

Do it yourself projects are a great way to cut costs, however when dealing with more advanced issues, you are better leaving it to the pros.

Professional plumbers are qualified to work with gross issues, that can damage walls and surface areas. If there is a plumbing emergency your best off calling a pro. However calling a plumber before there even is an issue is the best way to ensure your home’s value, and to avoid an issue altogether.

It is recommended to call the plumber every year or so, to make sure everything is up to speed. This will in turn save you money in the long run. Selecting a skilled plumber is essential so they can quickly and correctly identify the issue. Alongside their experience, they will have the equipment necessary to tackle your problem.

Each licensed plumber starts as an apprentice first. After their apprenticeship, they are also required to take an in person exam. Furthermore they are made aware of all safety precautions and laws. Furthermore they should also stay up to date on the latest strategies and resources. A licensed plumber must also follow the education demands that are continuous to be aware of new methods and products.

Since their prices are often lower, some homeowners employ unlicensed plumbers. It is important to understand the magnitude of the plumbing process, and how not just anyone can do it. Considering a licensed plumber can help a huge deal. A license and work knowledge supplies are an assurance that the plumber is is trained in handling plumbing issues. These plumbers are certified, insured and bonded. Then if you do have an issue, you can also hold the plumber accountable.

To eliminate issues in your home, it is important to hire a professional plumber. Although you may spend more money, you will save in the long run.  The right plumber will work within your budget, and your limits.

It is always important to make sure your home’s plumbing is up to date. If you are having any plumbing issues be sure to contact us, Resurrection Plumbing, today!!!

The Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposal, the seemingly unstoppable system, capable of draining down anything from coffee grinds to a atomic bomb. However with your daily treatment of the disposal you may actually be damaging it, which you may be frequently and engaging in, without so much as a second thought. If you want to maximize your disposals lifespan, there are certain things you should avoid exposing it to. Here are some ways to make the most out of your disposal.

Fat Oil and Grease

Fat, Oils and Grease, better known as FOG. These are all some common daily materials used in cooking, that are often mindlessly poured down the drain when they’re done being used. The problem with that is that these materials coagulate when they cool down, becoming viscous and sticky. These materials tend to stick to the walls of the disposal and to the blades. This can restrain the system from normal operating functionality. These also restrict the flow of water from the drain pipe to the sewer, which is another reason to avoid pouring it down the drain.

Hard Materials

The impellers in the garbage disposal are not the sharpest tools in the tool shed, and often get rid of waste by simply bashing it into smaller and smaller pieces. However, the impellers can only take so much damage before they begin to break. Bones, fruit, ice, and more can cause the impellers to break off. Although the whole system won’t break, you will need to fix the broken impeller.The best way to avoid damage to the disposal in the first place, is simply don’t put these things in the disposal in the first place.

If your disposal isn’t running well, or seems to not be working, give us a call, and we will come out and make sure everything is up to speed. Resurrection Plumbing is San Diego’s best 24/7 Plumber.

Why Video Pipe Inspection

Why to do Video Pipe Inspection

Often times the most problematic issue with plumbing, is the ability to recognize that you have a problem to deal with in the first place. Plumbing problems are often quite subtle and can only be seen by examining the pipe. This is difficult since the majority of the plumbing system is hidden in the floor, and it is quite tedious and costly to go through the floors. By the time you realize you have a problem, often times it is already way too late, and the damage is done. The only safe and reliable way to examine the pipes, and see if you have any damage is to physically go inside of them with a video pipe inspector.

Video pipe inspection is essentially taking a long chord and putting it through the pipe system, with a camera attached to the head. The camera goes through the system, and feeds back information and footage to the plumber. This method allows your plumber to find problems that need repair without having to tear up the floorboard and risk damaging the pipe.

We highly recommend that you schedule annual pipe inspection, in order to make sure that all of your pipes stay in good shape, and you avoid having damaged pipes later.  In doing this the plumber should be able to get a better grasp on your pipes and hopefully help to avoid future damage. Although it is likely that you will need repairs, you will saves thousands of dollars just by getting your pipes examined yearly, or bi yearly even, and avoid time consuming damage that will inconvenience both you and your family.

We highly recommend that you consider video pipe inspection, and contact us at Resurrection Plumbing for more information. It’s better to be safe than sorry.