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Ways to Prevent the Need for Sewer Repair

Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

There are few household problems as stressful or disgusting as sewer problems. The inconvenience, expensive repairs, and horrible smells can be almost too much to bear. Though there’s not much you can do to mitigate the damage after the fact, there are plenty of ways to make sewer problems less likely to occur. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can prevent the need for sewer repair.

Inspection

A lot of the issues that afflict your home’s sewer system occur out of sight, where you’re very unlikely to notice them. That’s why you need to have your sewer system inspected by a professional plumber at least once a year. Plumbing inspection involves the use of a special camera, which moves through your pipes and allows the plumber to monitor their condition from the inside. This method of inspection lets the plumber identify problems before they grow large enough to require a major repair. If you have your sewer system inspected this way annually, you will drastically reduce the likelihood of a major sewer problem necessitating repairs.

Be Vigilant

When sewer problems do occur, the earlier you catch them the better off you’ll be. Keep an eye out for random flooded spots on the lawn, which is the sign of a burst pipe. If multiple water appliances in your home seem to clog at once, that’s a sign of a sewer issue. Bad smells coming from your drains is another common sign. Another thing to watch out for is water appliances in your home reacting oddly to each other.

  • If you flush the toilet, does water come out of the tub drain?
  • If you use the sink, does the toilet start making noise?

These are all common symptoms of a sewer blockage. If you manage to catch these signs early, you’ll make it much easier (and likely cheaper) for a plumber to fix the problem before it snowballs into something bigger and more damaging.

If you think your home may have a sewer issue, call Butter Plumbing. We provide sewer repair throughout Centennial.

Hydro-Jetting: What It Is, Why It’s Good for Your Plumbing

Friday, August 8th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Cleaning clogged and dirty drains is one of the basic jobs that professional plumbers perform. However, they don’t handle drain cleaning using acidic chemicals like those you can purchase at a grocery or hardware store. These so-called “drain cleaners” are highly toxic and can cause serious damage to the inside of drainpipes. Professional plumbers instead make use of other equipment, such as motorized drain snakes, cameras mounted on fiber-optic cables, and hydro-jetters.

This last tool is one of the most important available to a plumber. Hydro-jetting will not only clear out the toughest clogs, it will also provide a drainpipe with a thorough cleaning that will prevent future clogs as well as high water pressure.

For the well-being of your pipes, call the experts at Butter Plumbing to handle trouble with your drains. We use hydro-jetting and all the best equipment to keep your plumbing in the best shape possible. Call us to schedule our Centennial Plumbing services.

Hydro-jetting

Hydro-jetting is the principle of using a scalding hot stream of water shot out of a nozzle at high pressure to scour debris from a drain. Without using chemicals, brushes, or wires, a hydro-jet can break apart thick clogs and remove heavy organic build-up from along the inside of a drain, providing a thorough power washing. Your drains won’t sustain any damage, and will come out as clean as if they were new.

A hydro-jet is motorized—usually powered by electricity—to place water under high pressure and high temperature. It then blasts the water through a long hose that the plumber sends down into the drain pipe. The water comes out a nozzle at the end; there are a variety of nozzle types that a plumber can use to direct the spray for the effect needed to best clean a drain. Depending on the equipment, the water can exit the nozzle at pressures from 7,000 psi to 60,000 psi. (The latter extreme is usually only necessary for industrial equipment. Your plumber will know the right psi of hydro-jetting to keep your pipes from sustaining damage.)

Because high-pressure water can be dangerous, using a hydro-jetter requires professional training. Plumbers wear protective gear, such as heavy aprons, gloves, and eye-protection while performing hydro-jetting. Never attempt to use a hydro-jet on your own! Always call for experienced plumbers to do the job.

The next time you experience drain troubles, whether from a troublesome clog or an increase in water pressure, rely on Butter Plumbing in Centennial, NV to handle the problem. If a hydro-jet will solve the problem, our skilled plumber can take care of it, fast and right.