Drain Cleaning & Water Heater Services in La Mesa
When faced with a plumbing dilemma you can’t solve yourself, call the plumbing company that guarantees your satisfaction 100%. Call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing in La Mesa!
Homeownership means staying on top of maintenance, repairs, and other chores to maintain your comfort and standard of living. And while many of these tasks make for easy DIY projects, sometimes you run into a problem that’s beyond your ability to fix.
Your plumbing system is more complex than you think, and a seemingly minor issue like a clog can be the tip of the iceberg, with more significant problems lurking below the surface. Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has provided safe, thorough plumbing repairs throughout La Mesa and the greater San Diego area for over 32 years.
Residents count on us more than any other plumbing company because we’re locally owned and operated, offer upfront, flat-rate pricing, and guarantee our work 100%.
Contact us today for an appointment or consultation.
Why You Should Hire a Drain Cleaning Company for Clogged Drain Repair
We understand that many homeowners think calling a professional plumber for something simple like a drain clog is an unnecessary hassle and expense. However, there are several benefits to hiring a pro that you may not have considered.
Home Remedies Don’t Always Work
A clogged drain seems like a perfect DIY project. After all, we have access to YouTube videos and online tutorials, so it should be an easy fix. However, these home remedies, including baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, and boiling water, don’t work on clogs, such as hair or tree roots. It’s easy to waste hours trying to fix a clogged drain when calling a professional is quicker and more effective.
Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Dangerous
Another reason people don’t call a plumbing company to unclog a drain is because they think using an inexpensive liquid drain cleaner will do the trick, and they can get on with their day. But, many of these products work by using harsh chemicals, which conduct heat to break down the debris, causing the clog.
The problem with this solution is the debris isn’t removed; it remains in your plumbing system, and you often end up with another clog, which means more drain cleaner, which brings us to the second danger of using these products.
If your home has PVC pipes, the heat generated by liquid drain cleaners can weaken the joints and soften the pipes, leading to damage that only a re-pipe can fix.
DIY Methods & Drain Cleaners Can’t Reach Deep Clogs
If the clog is deep in your plumbing system, most DIY methods and drain cleaners won’t reach it for them to be effective. For clogs deep in your pipes or in your main water or sewer line, you need the help of a plumbing company.
Plumbers Use Safer, More Effective Cleaning Methods
When you hire a drain cleaning company to unclog a drain, you can rest assured the methods they use are safe for your pipes, your health, and the environment. Plumbers don’t rely on chemicals, and in some cases, use high-pressure water to remove stubborn clogs. Another thing to consider is that plumbers remove the gunk clogging up your system, which leaves your pipes free-flowing for longer.
Call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing and ask about our drain cleaning services. We think you’ll find they’re more economical and convenient than you thought.
4 Signs You Need Water Heater Replacement
It’s easy to take on-demand hot water for granted; it’s something we depend on every day and never think about until we wake up one day without it.
It’s unusual for a water heater to fail suddenly; most systems fail because of neglect or minor problems that escalate over time.
To avoid stepping into a cold shower in the morning because your water heater has failed, become familiar with these four warning signs that you may need water heater repair or replacement soon.
Reduced Hot Water
A common early warning sign that your water heater is in trouble is when you notice you’re not getting as much hot water as you’re used to. If you find that you have to take quicker showers because you’re running out of hot water where you never had a problem before, take it as a sign that you should call a plumbing company for water heater maintenance or replacement.
Spiking Energy Bills
As water heaters get older, they often lose efficiency, which means they use more power to do their job, causing your energy bills to rise. Your water heater can account for nearly 25% of your utility bill, so you must keep your system well-maintained and efficient to keep costs as low as possible.
Rusty water or rust on your water tank are definite signs that your water heater is on its last legs. Once rust takes over and makes its way through the interior lining, your water heater’s days are numbered, and the only way to solve the problem is by upgrading to a new system.
Popping or Banging Noise
Most water heaters sit tucked away in a closet or basement, working tirelessly to provide you with hot water when you want it. Because of this, it’s easy to miss strange popping or banging noises, which usually mean sediment and minerals have built up in the tank over time. Sediment buildup leads to a host of water heater problems, such as inefficiency, heating element damage, and reduced lifespan. Periodic water heater maintenance flushes out the sediment to keep your system running efficiently. However, neglecting this can lead to sediment hardening, requiring water heater replacement.
To ensure your water heater runs efficiently and lasts as long as possible, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing and ask about our hot water heater maintenance service.
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La Mesa’s Trusted Plumbing Company
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is a licensed, bonded, fully insured, locally owned, and operated plumbing company that’s served homeowners in La Mesa and throughout the greater San Diego area for over 32 years.
Whether you need new fixture installation, drain cleaning services, water heater repair or replacement, or a kitchen garbage disposal installation, we handle it all. Call us today at 619-224-0672. We are serving the Greater San Diego area!
When you need a plumbing company you can trust, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing; we guarantee your satisfaction 100%.