Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

5 Signs You’re Due for a Drain Cleaning

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.Do you have your drains professionally cleaned on a regular basis? If you’re like the average homeowner, your answer is probably a resounding “no.” We get it—it’s a seemingly unnecessary service from the perspective of anyone outside of the plumbing industry, but we can assure you that this really is an essential service.

Drain cleaning is a service that can make or break your plumbing system. You might think that you can keep any clog or drain problems at bay with a little over the counter chemical drain cleaner, but this is untrue. Not only are these drain cleaners terrible for your plumbing system, they really don’t do a great job of cleaning your plumbing system. If you’re looking for great plumbing services in Frederick, MD then we can do the job for you.

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How Basic Planning Can Stop Pesky Drain Clogs

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Geothermal_dreamstime_xl_10245168_600x600Drain clogs may seem like an inevitable part of every homeowner’s life, but a little simple planning helps you avoid unnecessary clogs. Your plumbing system is one of the most important systems in your home. It might not be an aspect of your home that you think about every day, but without your plumbing system you couldn’t take a shower in the morning or have a toilet in your home. Drain clogs are often the result of a slow build-up of debris in your system over time, so prevention is feasible. When you need drain cleaning in Bethesda, MD you need the services of our team here at Mallick Plumbing & Heating.  

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A Sewer Line Problem or a Simple Drain Clog?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

leaking-p-trapNobody wants to have a drain in their house that clogs up or drains so slowly that it’s leaving a few inches of water at the bottom of the shower. There are many reasons for slow drains and drain clogs, ranging from something as simple as an object that was accidentally knocked down the drain (or put down the drain in the case of small children in the house) to as extensive as damage in the sewer line that connects the home’s plumbing to the municipal sewer line.

If you’re going to be stuck with a clogged drain, you’d much rather it be something simple and easy to fix. But it’s important to be aware of the possibility of a major sewer issue. You’ll need plumbers to handle any sewer line trouble, and you may also need them to handle obstinate clogs. Let’s look closer at the signs of how bad a slow/clogged drain might be.

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Watch for Warnings You Need Bathroom Plumbing Work

Monday, July 16th, 2018

bathroomThe bathroom has the most plumbing of any room in your house: more pipes than the kitchen, and more taps and fixtures as well. More than 40% of indoor water use goes to the bathroom toilet alone. The plumbing in your bathroom handles an enormous amount of work—and sometimes this leads to it needing repairs.

Cleaning silt out of an aerator in a faucet or getting rid of basic clogs with a plunger are bathroom plumbing fix-it jobs you can tackle on your own. Anything more complicated will take the work of licensed professional plumbers. Below are a few of the warning signs that you have bathroom plumbing in need of some expert work.

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Strange Things That Can Cause Drain Clogs

Monday, June 4th, 2018

drain-with-chain-plugIn the years we’ve been in business, we’ve unclogged a lot of drains. A lot. That comes with the territory of being a professional plumber: slow drains and drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing problems in homes.

There are some basic causes for drainpipe obstructions. Hair caught in the p-traps of shower and bathroom sink drains. Accumulated fats, oils, and grease in kitchen sink drains. Soap scum residue in almost any drain. However, we’ve also seen our share of unusual reasons for drain clogs. Below are some odd reasons you may have a clogged drain or toilet in your house. No matter what it is, the services for your plumbing in Rockville, MD, that will clear out the drain are right here at Mallick Plumbing & Heating. You can reach us 24/7 for emergency service.

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Those Too-Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

kitchen-interior-with-islandThe kitchen contains an enormous amount of plumbing fixtures and they undergo a huge amount of work during the year, and especially during holiday seasons and other times when big meals are being prepared. When a plumbing problem starts in kitchen, it’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. And even if the problem seems minor, it will need to have a professional plumber address it.

Below, we’re going to look at the kitchen plumbing issues that happen the most often. The types that we’re used to dealing with. Although there are some simple repairs you can do on your own, we don’t recommend grabbing a set of tools and trying to go DIY on the problem. A professional can get the job done right the first time, and get it done fast.

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Why You Need Kitchen Sink Drain Cleaning

Monday, February 12th, 2018

kitchen-faucetThe bathroom is the room in your house that contains the most plumbing and the most fixtures. It also uses the most water, accounting for around 40% of the freshwater used in the house each year. (Even short showers take up a lot of water.) But the bathroom sink isn’t the sink that gets the most use in the house, or the harshest use. That “honor” belongs to your kitchen sink. Not only does more water go down it, it has to deal with cooking oils, fats, grease, and food waste.

Your kitchen sink drain leads a rough life, and it needs help sometimes. You can do your best to keep fats, oils, and grease out of the drain, but you should also have professionals help you out with regular drain cleaning to see that the kitchen sink drain is restored to its best condition.

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What Is Causing That Drain Clog?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

bubbling-drainOur plumbers handle a huge number of different jobs, from installing new piping for homes to extensive commercial plumbing services. But we know that when most people think of “plumbers,” the first job they think of is “drain unclogging.” Drain clogs are the most common plumbing hassle, and drain cleaning to fix clogged or slow drains is one of the most important parts of our day-to-day operations.

A reason clogs are so common is that there are so many different things that can cause them to start in drain pipes. Below we’ll try to answer this most frequently asked of all plumbing questions, “What’s clogging up my drain?”

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Why Schedule Drain Cleaning This Fall?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

sink-drain-and-waterYou probably have a long list of fall “to-dos” planned to prepare your house for the coming change of seasons. For example, you will have to schedule maintenance for your heating system, and if you have a generator for emergencies, it will need an inspection before it’s ready to go.

But have you put down “professional drain cleaning” on your list of fall to-do items? We’d wager you haven’t, since homeowners in general tend to think of drain cleaning as something that they only need to have done when there’s a major clog in a sink, shower, or bathtub. There’s also a tendency to connect “drain cleaning” with bottles of chemicals at the grocery story, not the work of professional plumbers. But we strongly recommend you call our plumbers this fall and arrange for drain cleaning in Potomac, MD for your home’s plumbing system.

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When Slow and Clogged Drains Mean Something Worse

Monday, April 10th, 2017

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramThe drain clog. The slow drain. We all know them, and we all find them an annoyance. Although we can take steps to prevent them by being careful of what goes down the drains and remembering to arrange for routine drain cleaning from plumbers, clogs are still going to happen from time to time. And in most situations, the reason for a clogged or slow drain is an obstruction or build-up in the drainpipes. This is a basic fix for a professional plumber.

But slow and clogged drain can also point to deeper plumbing problems: a busted sewage pump, a broken sewer pipe, or root infiltration into the sewer line. These are serious situations that call for professional repair work before sewage starts to back up into the house.

Below are signs that something worse than a standard clog is blocking up your drains or making them drain slowly. Don’t hesitate to contact us for sewer cleaning in Chevy Chase, MD when you have a bigger issue than basic clogged drains.

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