Lemon Grove Residential Plumber
When a clogged sink or leaky pipe has you stumped, call the experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for guaranteed plumbing repair and installation!
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has served homeowners in Lemon Grove and throughout the greater San Diego area for over 32 years. There hasn’t been a plumbing problem we’ve encountered that we couldn’t fix.
Whether it’s a hot water tank installation, drain cleaning services, a new plumbing installation, or clogged drain repair, we do it all with fair, upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Common Causes of Clogged Drains
Clogged drains are at the top of the list of aggravating household plumbing problems that affect practically every homeowner at one time or another. And it seems that no matter how careful you are, you still end up with a clogged drain.
Here are the most common causes of clogged drains and pipes that warrant calling a plumbing company for help.
Unlike the other causes on our list, there is little you can do to prevent tree roots from wreaking havoc in your plumbing system. If there’s even a tiny crack in a pipe, tree roots seek out this easy water source and penetrate the pipe, causing a clog. Once inside, they continue growing and obstructing the line. When dealing with tree root infestation, the most effective drain cleaning method is calling a plumbing contractor for hydro-jetting service.
In the bathroom, hair is the primary cause of drain clogs. The best way to prevent this is to use mesh drain covers to catch hair before it goes in.
Grease & Fat
In the kitchen, cooking grease and fat are notorious for causing clogs. Fats and grease quickly solidify in the pipes, and as the substance thickens like cholesterol in an artery, eventually, water flow slows then stops altogether.
Flushing Non-Flushable Items
Another leading cause of drain clogs is when people flush things down the toilet that should go into the trash –– items like feminine hygiene products, paper towels, personal wipes, and cotton balls. The only things you should ever flush down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper; everything else should go into the trash.
If you run into a clogged drain, you’ll probably seek out a home remedy online or resort to a liquid drain cleaner, but as we’ll see, these aren’t the best solutions and can damage your plumbing system.
Call the plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for safe, effective drain cleaning.
Why Hire a Plumbing Company for Clogged Drain Repair?
Clogs are a nuisance, so it’s natural to want to get rid of them as quickly as possible so you can get on with your day. Most homeowners reach for a store-bought drain cleaner or use a home remedy to unclog their drains and never consider calling a plumber.
Or if they do, they dismiss it as being too expensive and a hassle.
However, there are good reasons to hire a professional plumbing company for drain cleaning, and here are a few to consider.
DIY Methods Don’t Always Work
One of the main reasons people don’t call a plumbing company to fix a clogged drain is they think they can do it themselves. And while some home remedies work for some clogs, they’re ineffective against tree roots and other obstructions. Also, if the clog is deep in your plumbing system, things like vinegar, dish soap, and hot water won’t be much help.
Drain Cleaners Are Dangerous
A liquid drain cleaner is another popular method people turn to for unclogging a drain. However, these products use caustic chemicals that will damage your pipes if you rely on them too heavily and can cause severe chemical burns if they get on your skin. Chemical drain cleaners may seem like a quick, inexpensive solution to clogged drains until you need pipe replacement because of the chemical damage.
Professional Plumbers Provide More Thorough Cleaning
Chemical drain cleaners and DIY methods might break up the obstruction, but they don’t remove it, which means it moves to another part of your plumbing system, and you end up with another clog. Professional plumbers remove the hair, grease, food particles, and other debris causing the clog, which means your plumbing system runs more efficiently and remains clog-free for longer.
Plumbers Stand Behind Their Work
Most reputable plumbing contractors are fully insured and stand behind their work. If a DIY drain cleaning method goes wrong and damages your plumbing, fixtures, or porcelain, you’re responsible for fixing it. When you hire a professional plumber, you’re guaranteed to get guaranteed expert repairs from a highly trained technician.
The bottom line is that your plumbing system is too valuable and vital to risk corrosive chemical drain cleaners and do-it-yourself methods that may not work and may cause severe damage if something goes wrong.
Call the certified plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for safe, effective drain cleaning.
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Most Frequent Plumbing Problems
As a trusted plumbing company, we’ve seen virtually every plumbing problem you can imagine, and even some you can’t! However, some plumbing issues rear their ugly heads more than others, and here are the most frequent ones we see every day.
Low Water Pressure
Washing dishes or showering with low water pressure can be a major pain in the you-know-what. If you have low water pressure at a single location, it’s usually a clog in the pipe feeding the affected fixture. But, if you have low water pressure throughout the house, it could be a block in the main water line.
It’s easy to dismiss minor water leaks as a typical household annoyance; however, even small leaks can waste a hundred gallons or more of water every day, causing your water bills to skyrocket. Also, if the water leak is in an out-of-the-way location, it can cause structural damage and mold and mildew buildup.
Rusted Plumbing Fixtures
Corroded plumbing fixtures are common in older homes, and while they’re unsightly and embarrassing, they also can cause drops in water pressure or contaminate your water as metal flakes off.
Almost every homeowner has dealt with a running toilet once in their life. Running toilets are typically easy to fix because the problem is often caused by a worn-out flapper or flushing mechanism. However, out-of-date toilets can also cause the problem, in which case, toilet replacement is the only option.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is the residential plumbing company you can trust. We give you fair, upfront pricing, a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and easy financing options.