Nothing shows off your lawn like a nice, big, muddy trench, right? For years and years, homeowners have had to resort to large trenches in order to ensure that their sewer lines were repaired or replaced. Fortunately, that time is now history, and you can enjoy all of the advantages of a brand new sewer line without the disadvantages of destroying your finely manicured lawn, garden, walkway or patio. As a specialist in trenchless pipe replacement, we can tell you more than you will ever need to know. Here are some of the benefits of going trenchless with Resolve Rooter. Continue Reading
Water line replacement is one of the most significant plumbing procedures your home can undergo. The water line is responsible for bringing in all water that your home uses, which means a problem with it can cripple the home. While this is certainly something that needs to be addressed when it happens, how often does it actually occur? Let’s take a look at some of the causes of water pipe replacement, and how often you can expect to deal with it. Continue Reading
“Hard water? You mean ice?” Yes, that’s technically right, but when we speak of hard water as it pertains to your home water supply, we’re talking about water that contains too many minerals. The idea of having hard water running through your pipes might be a hard one to grasp initially but most home owners encounter it at some point. As your water runs through the various environments that it takes to finally arrive at your faucet, it encounters a myriad of minerals and other debris. Some of these will remain whole while others will dissolve, causing your water to seem “thicker.” The two biggest culprits of this are Calcium and Magnesium.
While the tell-tale sign of a leak in your home’s drain pipes is usually as easy as looking for a backup of water, there are several other indicators that can occur well before your clog is so extreme that it causes a backup. If you notice any of the following things, you’ve most likely got a clog coming your way that you should take care of sooner than later.
Those trees in your front yard may look beautiful and add to the value of your home, but they also are capable of creating some problems for you. Tree roots are one of the leading cause of water and sewer line damage throughout the country. If you are not careful, tree root growth can damage your water and sewer lines to the point of needing to have those lines replaced. Read on to find out how to deal with tree root infiltration into your pipes. Continue Reading
Few home issues rival the frustration one will encounter when dealing with a clogged toilet or drain. Some clogs may be imminent no matter how careful you are, but there are some things to keep away from your drains to help avoid and prolong them from occurring:
- Hair: Animals aren’t the only species subject to shedding. You may not be aware, but you lose an incredible amount of hair when showering. Don’t worry, this is healthy and usually grows back, so there’s no need to avoid the shower to keep yourself from balding. Your hair ends up entangling and clumps together in the drain piping. This decreases the water removal rate of your drain and can cause water to back up in the tub.
- Soap and Hard Water: Hard Water can be a real jerk (see our recent discussion on the subject). When soap and Hard Water combine, the outcome is a really tough soap scum that sticks to the linings of your drain piping. This unwanted lining will both catch objects passing though the pipes and restrict the amount of room that your used water has to flow through.
- Grease and Fats: This one pertains mostly to your kitchen sink and garbage disposal. You’ve definitely poured bacon grease down your sink drain. When it is hot it looks like a liquid that would pass through like water would, but have you ever left the grease in a pan for a bit? It turns into a gel like substance that’s incredibly hard to wash off. Once this hot grease or oil cools down or hits water as it passes through your pipes, it will congeal and most likely clog them.
- Foreign objects: Duh. I think we all agree that it should be pretty common knowledge not to flush a stapler or pair of socks down your toilet, but there are several items that people flush on a daily basis that may not be so obvious. Feminine products, q-tips, paper towels and trash should all find their way into the trash can, not down the drain. Basically, if it’s not toilet paper or your own human waste, keep it away from the toilet.
Keeping all these things in mind can go a long way in preventing clogged drains in your home, but the unfortunate reality is that clogs will eventually find their way into your home. When this does happen, and if you’re unable to plunge through it, please think of us over here at Resolve Trenchless Solutions when calling out a professional to clear your drains.
If you need help with your plumbing, call Resolve Rooter. We provide full plumbing services throughout Chalfont and the Bucks County area.
No one likes to deal with the hassle of pipe lining. Holes need to be dug, the old pipe typically needs to be removed, even if it’s just going to be repaired instead of replaced. It’s just an obnoxious thing to deal with for everyone. It is, however, absolutely necessary in many cases. Read on to find out more about why trenchless pipe lining is necessary. Continue Reading
We talk about trenchless pipe replacement a lot here. We’re pretty passionate about it, because it’s such an important part of keeping your home in good condition. However, we don’t often talk about how we determine whether you need trenchless pipe replacement in the first place. Read on for a brief outline of the techniques that we use to examine your pipes for problems. Continue Reading
Your water line is one of the most important plumbing pipes in your home, responsible for bringing in all fresh water that your home uses. As you can imagine, a problem affecting the water line can have quite a nasty effect on the rest of the house. What are the causes of water line damage, though? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
Ideally, you should never have to interact with your sewer line. The sewer line is the connection point between your home’s plumbing and the municipal sewer main. It is designed to efficiently dispose of waste without you having to deal with it, and most of the time it does that job quite well. Sometimes, however, the line becomes so damaged that you have to replace it. Read on to find out what can cause the sewer line to require replacement, and why you want to have it replaced with trenchless technology. Continue Reading