Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • 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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  • Cleaning Up After a Plumbing Leak

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    25 Sep. 2015

    A busted pipe, a bad fitting, or deterioration over time can all lead to plumbing leaks. Unfortunately, homeowners can't predict when or where a leak will occur and if it isn't addressed promptly, the residual water can promote the growth of mold and mildew and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Often, plumbing repair work will fix the problem, but homeowners will have to address the ...
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  • How the California Drought is Affecting Wildlife

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    23 Sep. 2015

    As days pass and the drought in California continues, homeowners, businessmen, and farmers are feeling the effects of the dryness and the water conservation policies. However, people are not the only ones suffering from the dry conditions. The wildlife in the area is also suffering to the point of endangerment. Here are just a few ways in which the wildlife in the area is changing, sometimes ...
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  • Chlorine Testing: An Explanation of Common Testing Methods

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    17 Sep. 2015

    Usually, we don't consider the chemicals in our drinking water; however, every compound added through your city's water treatment process has a specific purpose. Chlorine is one of the most common chemicals applied to our water. So, why is it in there in the first place? Chlorine is added as a disinfectant. It eliminates bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Chlorine content must be high ...
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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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