We’ve been called to many homes through the years where we see how a major residential plumbing disaster could have been averted with a little vigilance by the homeowner. There are pipes running throughout your home that bring clean water into your home and usher contaminated water out. They’re important and there are ways you can keep them safe.
For the most part, plumbing is out of sight and out of mind for many homeowners. The vast majority of the time, It just works. With a little vigilance, it can stay that way. Do you notice your toilet not flushing as fast? You might have a clog starting. Do you have a clogged toilet that needs a plunger regularly? You might have a blockage in the pipes. Keep an eye out for water under the sink or small puddles on the floor; that could mean you have a leak. Pay attention to changes in your plumbing and solve the problem before it becomes a major expense.
We’ve been called out to many clogged bathrooms to find a ball or children’s toy lodged in the bowl. Kids are wonderful, but they love to watch the water swirl and if Sailor Jack goes with… well, bon voyage. It’s also tempting to just throw away “flushable” wipes or paper towels down the toilets just because it’s easier than throwing them away, but those don’t degrade like toilet paper (even those “flushable” wipes.) We’ll come out to fix your plumbing regardless, but just know that a clogged toilet caused by poor flushing choices can be avoided.
You’re not an expert on plumbing or water heaters, and you don’t have to be. Even with the most eagle eyes, you may not realize there’s a plumbing problem until it’s too late. Our licensed plumbers can catch these problems possibly even before they happen with an annual plumbing inspection. We’ll come out and give everything a good once over and warn you of any potential issues. We want you to have the best plumbing possible, so follow these tips and set your fears to rest. Contact us today and schedule an inspection or get those pesky plumbing problems fixed.
When it comes to residential plumbing, the last thing a homeowner wants to see is a bathroom or basement filled with raw sewage. It’s gross, and life comes to a complete standstill. There’s no laundry. There are no showers. There’s no going to the bathroom. What should be going down is now coming back up. When there’s a major clog or standing water in your yard, you’ll need a sewer inspection.
Most normal clogs happen near the beginning of the pipe and impact only one area. For example, hair clogging a shower drain won’t impact the toilet or the kitchen sink. When the clog happens further down the line, it’s more difficult to diagnose.
Often times over the counter products work with small clogs. But when dirty water is backing up in multiple areas, you need reliable plumbers to take care of the situation. There are many things that could be causing the problem, such as tree roots breaking through and causing a blockage, damage to the pipe itself, and items blocked deep in the pipe. The problem could also stem from a mix of all of these and more. The best way to find out is with a sewer pipe inspection.
Your home is a maze of pipes that all link up to the main sewer line to get rid of used water. With a sewer inspection, our team uses a camera that will go into your pipes to see what’s causing the problem.
The plumbing problem is not likely to be happening anywhere near your sinks or toilets; it’s more likely happening near where the pipes link up or even further down the line. The camera is small and able to manage the twists and turns of the pipes and show us not only what the issue is, but how far into the sewer pipes it is located. Once we know what and where, we can decide the best way to take care of it.
Don’t gamble with the health of your family. Call Hansen’s right away if you suspect there may be an issue.
Many times, people are worried about the cost associated with major plumbing work, but when sewage is backing up into the home or yard, it’s not something that can wait. That’s because sewage isn’t just regular water; it’s filled with bacteria and other contaminated materials that are health hazards.
Let us keep your home and family safe.
The holidays are stressful enough with school plays, church outings, and the countless number of people visiting your house for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas. You need to have reliable plumbing throughout the season or else your dream holiday could become a nightmare.
You may not think so, but you’re using much more water during the holidays than you realize. There are extra dishes that need to be washed, more showers because of all the events, and don’t forget about how many times Uncle Buck’s going to be using your bathroom!
Now is the perfect time to get all those small problems you’ve been procrastinating fixed and make sure everyone has a wonderful holiday season.
Have you noticed your drains aren’t draining as fast as they should be or your toilet bowl not flushing as fast? This may be a minor inconvenience now, but when your house is full of people, it could be a disaster. Slow drains are likely caused by minor clogs that reliable plumbers can take care of with ease. They may also notice other issues that you’re not even aware of, such as leaks or other plumbing problems.
When Uncle Buck clears out the turkey dinner, the last thing you want is him running out of the bathroom screaming because the toilet overflowed, or seeing the sink overflowing with dishes that need to be washed.
The holidays are a busy time for everyone, including plumbers, so you might be tempted to hire the first one with an opening to visit your home, but be wary; only open your home to licensed plumbers like Hansen’s, because we are certified and have proof that we are experts in our field.
You run into many risks when an unlicensed plumber enters your home, including shoddy work and untrustworthy business practices. You could wind up with a problem that is worse than when it started or be overcharged for basic plumbing services. Let Hansen’s make sure your holiday plans go like they’re supposed to, by celebrating Thanksfixing and Fixmas worry-free!