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Showing posts from February 9, 2020

Take The Lead Against Unpleasant Bathroom Odors

Unsavory smells in your bathroom are never a good time. There can be several causes for unpleasant odors coming from your toilet in particular. One possible reason to check is the slope of your drain line. If the pipe doesn't have enough slope, waste and water will collect in the pipe instead of draining sufficiently.  The same problem will happen if the inside of the pipes are rusted and waste doesn't have enough space to properly flush away.  Call a Smart Plumbers service technician to check on your bathroom drain line if you suspect any of these problems.

Camera Sewer Line Inspection

Camera inspection of sewer lines:  Sewer Cameras are used to inspect the main line for cracks, roots, clogs, collapsed lines or the line can be off set. The sewer camera is not used to detect leaks.  The reason being is that the camera is entering through the opening of the sewer pipe.  A leak would be detected on the outside of the sewer pipe.  With the camera you can also detect bellying or bulging in the pipe.  The convenience of having a camera lets us see exactly where and what the problem is.  If there is a crack in the line over time roots will grow into the crack and into the pipe causing clogs and damage to the sewer line.  An off set can be caused by the earths movement; it causes the ground to shift and this will cause the sewer line to off set. Remember to always call Smart Plumbers and Rooters to schedule a appointment to have one of our professional plumbers take care of all your plumbing needs. .

Kitchen Sink Back-Up Rescue

This customer called us to report a clogged kitchen sink drain line that Joel was more than happy to make quick work of. As we've discussed with sewer lines before, having a cleanout (in this instance, for the kitchen drain) serves as a big relief for both the plumber and, perhaps most importantly, the customer's wallet.

Home Plumbing Checklist

Check the plumbing in your home.  Of course you will not be able to check all plumbing. But you can  check and clean aerators for faucets and bathtubs and shower heads  while your checking the aerators you can also check that all fixtures are working properly and that there is no leaks, no slow drains, clogs and odor.  The same for the toilet and toilet tank and that all parts are working properly.  Basically you can check anything that is exposed and visual.  Unfortunately there will be things that you cannot see until it is a problem.  Another thing to be aware of is your water bill if it gets unusually high it is possible there may be a leak somewhere. Smart Plumbers and Rooters is always ready to help.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment to solve all your plumbing needs. by Judy P

Troubleshooting Water Hammering Noises

Water hammering can sometimes happen when a faucet is turned on too fast. How to get rid of noises coming from your pipes: first turn off the main water supply valve that can be found outside or inside your home. Next, locate all faucets inside and outside the home, starting with the faucet closest to the water supply valve. Start turning on hot and cold sides of the water line and work your way out to the furthest from the water supply shut off valve.  Run all water out of the supply lines. All sinks, tubs, showers, washing machine, dishwasher and outside spigots.(all water must be on and running for 10-15 minutes but do not turned on all the way to high.  Don't forget to flush all water out of toilets.  Run the rinse cycle with a cup of water for the washing machine and dishwasher.  Wait until you see a steady flow of water and you don't hear any noises coming from the pipes anymore. Now your ready for the last step. Turn water supply valve back on allowing the water

Performing A Trenchless Sewerline Repair

Trenchless repairs are a less invasive option to repairing sewer line problems compared to traditional sewer repairs. With traditional sewer repair, there is much digging and excavation to remove broken and cracked pipes. The trenchless method can repair pipes underneath existing structures without disturbing them. Here, we have Smart Plumbers technician Federico and his crew performing this kind of repair on a customer's line.