Bell Home Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain Cleaning’ Category

When to Call for Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Your drains serve as a connection point between your plumbing and sewer system, helping to transport wastewater out of the home. If the drains are poorly maintained, they’ll start to cause problems that affect more than themselves. The best way to keep your drains in good condition is to schedule regular drain cleaning services. Let’s take a look at when you should call for drain cleaning services.

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Why Store Bought Drain Cleaners are a Bad Idea

Monday, September 26th, 2016

When your drain clogs, you may be tempted to go out and buy some drain cleaner to take care of it. Don’t do it. Drain cleaner may solve your problem in the short term, but it will cause some long term problems that completely negate the benefits. If you really want to have your drains cleaned properly, you’re going to need some professional services. Read on to find out why.

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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The drains in your home serve an important purpose, as a connection point between your plumbing and sewer system. So, if you want your home’s sewer system to keep working properly, you should make sure that your drains remain in good condition. One of the best ways to maintain your drains is by scheduling drain cleaning services at least once a year. This will ensure that water continues to flow smoothly through the system. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should schedule drain cleaning services.

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Hosting Holiday Gatherings? We Are Here Should You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We are pretty sure that the last thing you’ll be thinking about this holiday season is the drains in your home. However, we do, because this tends to be one of our busiest times of year for drain clogs. Why? This is the season of many things, but food is always at the top of the list. And when there’s a lot of food around, there’s a lot food going down your kitchen drain that shouldn’t be. The good news is that the plumbing professionals from Bell Home Solutions are here to help you clear any of your clogged drains with our professional drain cleaning services!

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Cleaning with Water: How Hydro Jetting Works

Monday, July 27th, 2015

There are two main sides to your plumbing system: the supply side, in which your main water line brings potable water into your home, and the return side, in which the drains and sewer line remove wastewater. As you know, your drains and sewer line see a lot of icky stuff, and this icky stuff can line the sides of your plumbing pipes, eventually restricting wastewater flow and causing clogs. One of the most effective and safest ways to clear your drains and sewer line is with professional hydro jetting services.

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Drain Cleaning Guide: What Is Hydro Jetting?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Your home’s drains are serious work horses. They are used daily to wash away waste water in your kitchen and bathroom(s), washing down many different types of substances. It’s no wonder, then, that every once in a while, your drain or a few drains, may become slow or clogged. Pouring a chemical over-the-counter drain cleaner is never a good option for helping your clogged drains. These products are highly caustic, rarely resolve the problem and may burn your piping, causing damage to your plumbing. A much better option is to call your Bell Home Solutions plumbing professional and schedule a drain cleaning appointment.

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Want to Keep Your Drains Clean? Avoid FOG

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Keeping your home’s drains clean can be a challenge simply because they are put to use every day. However, there are certain types of food and food byproducts that can create more problems for your drains than necessary. What are we referring to? FOG, better known as fats, oils and grease. While a number of materials can clog your drains, FOG is a clever enemy of your drains, as we’ll explain below.

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Reasons to Hire a Professional Drain Cleaner

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Plumbing drains get clogged all the time, and homeowners become very accustomed to dealing with the issue themselves. Chemical drain cleaners or store-bought tools like snakes seem to do the job, and as long as the water keeps flowing, no one tends to think much of it. In fact, it benefits you to hire skilled technicians to deal with a stopped up drain, especially in Denver, CO where our cold winters can wreak havoc on your pipes. Here are a few reasons to hire a professional drain cleaner instead of trying to fix the problem yourself.

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Steps That You Can Take to Avoid Clogged Drains

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

There are few issues that are quite as annoying as slow-moving or completely backed up drains. However, it is important to keep in mind that in many cases, though not all, clogged drains are actually cause by carelessness or user error. There is no way in which to ensure that you will never experience issues with clogged drains, of course. There are many factors which can lead to backed up drains which are simply beyond the homeowner’s control. Still, there are are ways in which you can help to minimize the risk of clogged drains in your home. Here are a few tips from Bell Home Solutions which can help you to avoid problems with clogged drains in Franktown, CO.

One of the simplest ways in which you can minimize the risk of accidentally clogging your own drains is by putting drain covers in the sink before doing the dishes. The slots in these easy to find drain guards allow water to pass through, but keep much of the debris from dirty plates from following suit. Drain guards or not, though, it is still in your best interest scrape plates and dishes free of scraps before putting them in the sink. For homeowners with garbage disposals, of course, there is a bit more wiggle room here.

While you may be able to confidently put many items down your garbage disposal, you must remember that such appliances have their limitations. You shouldn’t overwhelm your garbage disposal, or put items such as coffee grounds down the drain. While ground up coffee may not pose a risk to the disposal itself, they can make their way past the disposal and clog up your drains if they are not flushed completely away. Any hot oils or fats should also never be put down the drain. Your garbage disposal will be of no benefit with such liquids, and they will congeal as they cool, trapping other debris and potentially leading to serious clogs.

Also, remember to remove hair from the drains in your showers or sink after bathing or trimming your beard. It may be tempting to just flush them down the drain, but this will come back to haunt you in the form of drain clogs before long. When your drains do clog up, remember that the only way to have them effectively cleared is by scheduling professional drain cleaning services. Not only will this ensure that your clogs are removed, but it will help to eliminate the risk of partial clogs being left behind to form new ones in short time.

For information about avoiding clogged drains in Franktown, CO, or to schedule plumbing services of any sort, contact Bell Home Solutions today.

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Protect Your Convenience (and Your Home) with Drain Cleaning

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Considering that the modern plumbing system is, without question, one of the greatest luxuries that we as homeowners enjoy, it only makes sense that you should take any steps possible towards ensuring that yours is in kept in prime working condition. One of the best ways in which to protect the condition of your plumbing system is to schedule professional drain cleaning in Arvada. There are a few different reasons as to why you drains may slow down or back up entirely.

You may be wondering why it is necessary to schedule professional drain cleaning services. Surely, you may think, you can just run down to your local hardware store and buy a bottle of chemical cleaning solution. The unfortunate truth, though, is that these corrosive chemicals are simply not a good option for breaking up clogs in your drains effectively, nor for washing those broken up bits out of your drains. When you pour them down the drain, they are compelled to follow the natural path of gravity. This means that they may make their way through a clog, but only so much as is necessary to continue upon that predetermined path.

Likewise, you really should not bother attempting to snake out your drains on your own, either. There is simply no way in which for you to know just how far down the path that clog may be.  You can also damage your plumbing system by trying to do so. It is also quite likely that you’ll force your way through a clog, but leave enough behind for it to build back up again before long. When your drains are backing up, you are wise to contact a plumber on our staff to resolve the problem.

If you let clogs in your drains persist, you will find yourself standing in stagnant water after your showers, or watching the sink fill when you only wanted to wash your hands or do some dishes. Not only is this inconvenient, but it can lead to damaged pipes should the clog grow sever enough. The good news is that you need only contact Bell Home Solutions to have your drains effectively cleaned. Schedule your professional drain cleaning services in Arvada with a member of our staff today.

Regardless of the cause of your drain problem, though, it is always in your best interest to schedule service with the professional plumbers at Bell Home Solutions at the first sign of trouble.

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