Recent Posts in Drain Cleaning Category

  • Common Causes of Drain Clogs & How to Prevent Them

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    14 Sep. 2016

    If you notice a slow drain in your home or business, it may be time to contact an experienced plumber to handle the situation before it worsens. While many rely on devices, such as snakes, to clear clogged drains, many clogs are caused by greater underlying issues that should be remedied by an experienced plumber right away. If you detect any of the following problems in your home or business, ...
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  • How to Identify and Remove Drain Flies

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    2 Feb. 2016

    People normally check under sinks and inside cabinets for signs of pests and creepy crawlers. But have you checked your drains? Clogmia Albipunctata-a.k.a the drain fly-is attracted to those grosser spots in the home where organic material like hair and food collect. Drain Flies? What's the Harm? Flies are fairly common, and for many people, they're hardly more than a nuisance. But with ...
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  • Keeping Drains Clean and Avoiding Clogs

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    20 Jan. 2016

    You may not know you have a clogged drain until it's too late. The telltale signs of dirty water backing up in your sink can mean a slower moving kitchen or bathroom; few families have time for that. To avoid this frustrating and costly scenario, take some essential precautions and care for your drains. Avoid Putting Grease Down Drains Grease can build up in a drain and keep water from flowing ...
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  • Common Causes of Clogged Bathroom Drains

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    25 Nov. 2015

    A clogged bathroom drain can be anything from a mild annoyance to a major disaster. Left untreated, a clogged drain leads to serious plumbing problems that will cost time and money you don't want to spend. Once you know the common causes for clogged drains and how to avoid them, you can spend more time enjoying your bathroom and kitchen and less time worrying about your plumbing bill. Signs of ...
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  • Don't Flush That: Common and Bizarre Things Flushed Down the Toilet

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Nov. 2015

    Your toilet is probably backed up because someone used too much paper or there are roots in your system. But this isn’t true for everyone; there have been instances of crazy and bizarre items flushed down toilets. From actions figures to toenail clippings, what clogs a drain may surprise you. Here are a few of the strangest (but most common) culprits of clogged toilets. Bizarre Toilet Finds ...
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  • Why Is Drain Cleaning Important?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    30 Sep. 2015

    Cleaning drains isn't the most glamorous homeowner maintenance task, but it's important for health, safety, and comfort. The purpose of drains is to flush wastewater out of the home, making the area a prime location for mold and bacteria buildup. In the kitchen, food particles, foodborne illness-causing germs, and other yucky stuff regularly get flushed down the pipes. In bathrooms, you ...
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  • Top 5 Plumbing Scares

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Sep. 2015

    Professional plumbers field a lot of different types of plumbing problems. The following are 5 of the most common plumbing scares homeowners face. By understanding how they start, you can take the proper preventative measures to avoid these problems in your own home. 1. Clogged Drains Clogged drains are caused by a number of things such as: hair build up, grease and fat, debris and foreign objects ...
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  • Keep Your Taps in Tip-Top Shape in Summer!

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Jun. 2015

    New houses, old houses, condominiums, and even stately mansions deal with plumbing clogs. Inexperienced homeowners may fret and worry about a clogged drain, but clearing drains is actually a simple task. Before you pick up the phone and call your plumber, try employing some of these techniques. You will save big time and develop the confidence to make other home repairs. Drain Cleaning Columbus, ...
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  • Fall is Drain Cleaning Season

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Nov. 2014

    Fall is an exciting part of the year for many reasons. However, it's also the time of year when drains become sticky with leaves and built up debris, which has become embedded in sewer lines. As such, it's also time for the county to begin cleaning up drains - and for you to take steps in your home to ensure your plumbing is working properly. It's easy to reach for that bottle of ...
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  • What You Need to Know about Chemical Drain Cleaners

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Sep. 2014

    We understand the appeal of doing it yourself for home repair projects, especially when you stand to save yourself money or when bragging rights are involved. Unfortunately, many take this approach far too often when plumbing problems arise, and reach for chemical drain cleaners without considering the dangers of making a mistake. Consumer Reports will not recommend the use of chemical drain ...
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  • Drain Maintenance Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    23 Apr. 2014

    Drains are often taken for granted until the day they decide to stop working appropriately. Poorly functioning drains cause a multitude of problems to a home, including water back-up and flooding. To prevent these disasters from happening, The Eco Plumbers provides five easy tips to keep your drains working: Avoid pouring liquids down the drain You may not think twice about pouring hot oil or a ...
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  • Spring Plumbing Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Mar. 2014

    With spring finally around the corner, it's time for some spring cleaning! Aside from cleaning your home, this is the perfect time to ensure your plumbing system is in top condition. Since leaks and other plumbing issues can result in hundreds of dollars wasted, it's critical to check the condition of your pipes at least once a year. For many homeowners, spring is the most opportune time ...
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  • The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    20 Nov. 2013

    When it comes to ensuring the health and functionality of your home, few things are more important than a reliable plumbing system maintained by regular drain cleaning. Giving your pipes and drains the attention they need is one the best investments you can make. Drain cleaning, when done routinely, is relatively convenient and will prevent the rapid escalation of minor plumbing problems. Why ...
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  • How to Tell if Tree Roots Are Growing Into Your Sewer Pipes

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    13 Nov. 2013

    A common problem that can occur with your sewer involves tree roots growing into the sewer pipes. When this happens, the roots slowly begin to cause blockages in your sewer system and can ultimately break your pipes, leading to costly plumbing repairs. Read on to learn why tree roots grow into sewer pipes, how you can spot this serious problem, and what your next steps should be. What Causes Roots ...
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