Lutz Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 17th, 2018

So, you’ve got a slow drain and the chemical drain cleaner at the store with the bright and punchy logo promises to remove your clogs instantly. While this seemingly quick and easy solution to your problem may be enticing, you should never use store-bought drain cleaners to fix a plumbing issue.

Even if you’re frustrated with your clogged pipes and you think it’s a minor problem, you should hire a professional. Store bought drain cleaners of all types do more harm than good to your plumbing system. Your plumbing system is extensive and intricate, so it needs the eye of a trained professional rather than a product promising magic. At Lutz Plumbing, Inc. we have to right technicians to perform your drain cleaning in Independence, MO.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Drain Cleaning

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

drainWhen a drain clogs in your home, you probably don’t think that much about it, right? It’s a pretty minor issue, and fixing it usually just means pouring some drain cleaner down it, right? Wrong! There are definitely good and bad ways to handle drain cleaning issues. If you’re not careful, you can end up making the problem much worse for yourself. The following are some of the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” of drain cleaning.

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How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

drain-pipe-replacementWe’re going to go out on a limb, here, and assume that you don’t think about the drains in your home very much. That’s okay. Most people don’t. The drains aren’t exactly the most attention-grabbing part of the home, or even the home’s plumbing system. Still, they serve a vital role in the plumbing system and need to be kept healthy. One of the best ways to make sure that your drains keep functioning properly is to schedule drain cleaning services. Read on for some prime indications that it’s time to schedule drain cleaning services.

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Indications That It’s Time for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, February 5th, 2018

drain-pipe-replacementWe know, we know. Nobody wants to think about their drains. They just want them to work when needed and stay out of sight and out of mind the rest of the time. The drains may be a small part of your overall plumbing system, but they remain a very important part. If the drains start to have issues, the rest of the plumbing system is going to have issues as well.

The most common problem for drains is clogging, for which the remedy is drain cleaning. Have a look at the following indications that it’s time to schedule drain cleaning services for your system.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

Monday, October 16th, 2017

drain-cleaningRegular drain cleaning is a big part of keeping your drains in top condition. You should be scheduling drain cleaning at least once a year, even if you don’t notice any symptoms that indicate a problem with the pipes. Not all drain cleaning is conducted the same way, though.

There are a number of different techniques used to help keep a drain and sewer system clean, each of which has different pros and cons. It’s up to your plumber which methods to use for your individual situation. Still, it’s not a bad idea to familiarize yourself with these methods, and why they’re so helpful for keeping your drains running smoothly.

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Signs You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, June 26th, 2017

drain-cleaningYour drain and sewer system is one of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing. If the drain system is not properly maintained, it can cause serious issues for the entire plumbing system. Fortunately, it’s actually pretty easy to keep your drain system in good shape. All you need to do is make sure that you schedule drain cleaning services on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to schedule drain cleaning services for your system.

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Why You Should Always Use Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, May 15th, 2017

drain-pipe-replacementDrain clogs are an unfortunate fact of life, one that we all have to deal with every once in a while. However, clogs are also one of those things that most people deal with incorrectly. When a drain clog develops in the average home, most people reach for some kind of store-bought drain cleaner to handle the problem. That’s actually a terrible way to deal with it. Have a look at some of the reasons why you should always have a professional handle drain cleaning in your home.

When a drain clog develops in the average home, most people reach for some kind of store-bought drain cleaner to handle the problem. That’s actually a terrible way to deal with it. Have a look at some of the reasons why you should always have a professional handle drain cleaning in your home.

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The Process of Drain Cleaning, Beginning to End

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Drain cleaning services often begin with something obvious, like a clogged shower or sink drain that’s causing water to back up. A lot of times, though, the problems that may warrant drain cleaning are not quite as apparent as you would think. In times like those, the process of diagnosing and fixing drain problems is a bit more complex than jumping straight to drain snaking or hydro jetting. A qualified plumber will be able to identify these issues, and determine a solution that works best. Let’s take a look at what goes into the drain cleaning process.

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Common Drain Cleaning Methods You Should Know About

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Drain cleaning is something that should always be done by a professional, at least if you want it done properly. The last thing you want to do is to rely on store bought drain cleaners, for a number of reasons. When you hire a professional plumber to handle your drain cleaning for you, there are a couple of different ways that they could go about it. Read on to find out more about these different drain cleaning methods.

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It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Drain Cleaning This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Winter brings an awful lot of different demands on your time and attention, especially in December. However, if you want to avoid expensive problems later on you still need to take steps to make sure that your home systems are in good condition. One of those systems that needs professional attention is the drain and sewer system. Let’s take a look at why you should have your drain and sewer system cleaned this winter.

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