Snaking and hydro jetting are the two main methods used for cleaning out pipes, especially if a clog needs to be removed. Snaking involves inserting a long cable into the pipe, with an auger attached to the end. The auger drills through the blockage, allowing water to flow freely through the pipe again. Hydro jetting, on the other hand, uses something similar to a fire hose, but smaller. A hose with a 360 degree head attachment is inserted into the pipe. Then, a high pressure stream of water is used to clear away any material that may be clinging to the pipe walls. Both have their advantages, and some companies tend to prefer one over the other. Here, though, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of each. Continue Reading
The pipes in your home are designed to last a very long time. Up to 100 years, in fact, in most cases. Despite their longevity, though, plumbing pipes are just as susceptible to unforeseen issues as any other system. When your home is in dire need of repiping, it pays to recognize it and get it rectified as soon as possible. So, have a look at some of the signs that your home is in dire need of repiping services. Continue Reading
Those of you who have been looking for a plumbing contractor for a while may have noticed that some of them, including us, tend to push trenchless technology as an advantage. To those who are unfamiliar with the technology, this may seem like a rather pointless distinction. Who cares how the work gets done as long as it gets done, right? Well, the short answer to that question is: you should. Trenchless technology offers a number of significant advantages. Read on to find out what they are. Continue Reading
Sewer issues are a bit harder to detect than most home problems, primarily because your sewer system is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. The way that the system is designed, you should never have to directly interact with your sewer system at all. Unfortunately, that means that when a sewer problem occurs it can be difficult to detect it. If you know what to look for, though, it isn’t that hard to tell that you need sewer repair. Read on for some of the signs that you have a sewer problem. Continue Reading
Since the 1960s, copper piping has been the primary material for home plumbing. This is because copper is highly resistant to rust, making it longer lasting than the old iron and steel pipes it replaced. As resilient as copper pipes are, though, they do have one weakness: pitted corrosion. Read on to find out more about the dangers of pitted corrosion, and how it can lead to plumbing problems. Continue Reading
Drain clogs are a surprisingly diverse lot, varying in composition and location depending on the drain. The variance in types of drain clogs has led to a number of different methods for clearing them, each suited to a slightly different type of clog. Read on to find out more about a couple of the most common methods used in drain cleaning. Remember, though, that the most important part of cleaning a drain clog is a quick response. Continue Reading
Your water line is designed to last quite a long time, up to 100 years in some cases. However, there is always a chance that some problem will force you to replace it early. When that happens, it’s best that you recognize the signs early. You don’t want the line rupture or become completely blocked before you have a chance to replace it. With that in mind, take a look at a couple of signs that you need trenchless water line replacement. Continue Reading
Hard water is water that has a higher than normal mineral content. It is created when water percolates through certain mineral deposits in the ground before reaching a reservoir. Because of this, hard water is quite common to certain areas of the country. While this high mineral content is not harmful to humans, exposing your home’s plumbing to hard water for a long enough period of time can cause some serious problems. Read on to find out more about hard water and the signs that you have it in your home. Continue Reading
Pool season and thus pool maintenance is just around the corner for anyone lucky enough to have an escape from the heat right in their Pottstown, PA back yard. You’ve probably pulled the cover off and started inflating all those pool toys amassed in the garage. As the warm weather approaches and your pool is finally set up and looking ever so inviting, you’re noticing some issues with your pool’s circulation system. You know, that rather complex system compromised of the skimmer, several inlets, the pump, filters and heating system that basically keeps your pool from becoming a swamp? Yeah, that circulation system and finding a leak within it can be a real nightmare.
Chances are, if you have a pool on your property, you probably spent a good amount of money to put it there and even more money on the items adorned around it. The lining probably runs right underneath the patio where your grill and BBQ set up is placed. Or, runs parallel under the new walk way you put in from the pool to the house so your kids don’t track mud in. (Probably should have thought that one through a bit more.) Not only are you going to have to replace or re-line the circulation system, you may potentially have to break up cement and ruin all that beautiful work you’ve put in around the pool. Luckily for you, we here at Resolve Trenchless offer solutions to leaks in lines that in most cases will not involving breaking up cement and are minimally intrusive to your surrounding pool area. Inflicting damage to fix something damaged seems pretty counter-productive, so why not call us at 888-995-3368 or visit us online to set up an estimate or to come out and repair your line. We service Pottstown, PA and most areas in PA and NJ.
Water is dirty. I know, it’s hard to wrap your head around the idea that the liquid you use to clean yourself was at one point filled with more bacteria than you’re actually washing off. Given its natural state and fluidity, water is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, some good, some bad and some just looking for a place to hangout. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself, “If water is comprised of so much potentially harmful bacteria, how are we able to consume it without getting sick?” The answer is Chlorine.
Chlorine is a chemical compound that was discovered in Sweden in the 1740’s. In the 1830’s, it found a use in eliminating odor from water, which many cultures at the time believed was the cause of most water borne illnesses. It wasn’t until 1890 that scientists realized that Chlorine could be used as a disinfectant to kill harmful Pathogenic bacteria found in water. After this discovery, water treatment by Chlorination (the act of adding Chlorine to water as a disinfectant) has become the standard disinfecting procedure since the early 1900’s.
However, adding Chlorine to water just by itself is not enough to make water clean enough for consumption. It needs to be added in conjunction with other processes, namely coagulation, sedimentation and filtration to be completely efficient in providing you water that is safe drink and bathe in. In addition to cleaning out your water, Chlorine also does the following:
- Remove unwanted discoloring, making water clear.
- Eliminates odors in water
- Destroys Hydrogen Sulfide
Are there other ways to disinfect our water that doesn’t involve adding chemicals? Sure, but many other alternatives are very costly and much harder to implement then the standard Chlorination process. Recent studies do show health hazards in correlation with over consumption of Chlorinated drinking water, but we’re talking absurd over consumption. With regulations in place restricting just how much Chlorine is permitted in your drinking water, the pros to Chlorination (not contracting Cholera) are considered to heavily outweigh the cons.
To sum everything up, tasting a bit of Chlorine in your water is not a bad thing and is in fact working to disinfect harmful bacteria in the water. If you taste anything other than a bit of chlorine or see any sort of discolor in your water, you should call a professional to make sure everything is working right within your piping. Resolve Trenchless Solutions is only a call away at 888-973-7658 and we service Bristol, PA and most areas within PA and NJ.