Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Archive for August, 2017

What’s The Curved Pipe under the Drain Do?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

p-trap-with-hand-gripping-itThe most noticeable piece of piping in your household plumbing is a section of drainpipe located under your kitchen and bathroom drains. You see this pipe each time you open up the sink cabinet, and it’s one of the few pipes in your house that you’ll immediately detect leaks from. (For most other pipes, it takes professional leak detection services.)

But what does this curved pipe do? Why is it shaped like that?

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How to Tell You Need Sewer Line Repair or Replacement Service

Monday, August 14th, 2017

sewer-line-leading-to-lightThe sewer line for your home is buried in a trench underneath your property, which is just where you want it. In general, you want plumbing hidden from sight, and you especially want the sewer line that removes the wastewater from the drains and toilets kept hidden.

There’s one problem with this arrangement, however, which is that it makes it harder for you to recognize that the sewer line is damaged or blocked until it starts to cause serious issues like sewage backing up into your basement or crawlspace. You don’t want to be in that kind of unsanitary and unlivable conditions, and any repairs you may need at that point will be more expensive than they would’ve have been if you caught them early. In some situations, you may only need sewer line cleaning with hydro-jetting to solve the issue.

There are warning signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to call for professional service for your sewer line in Clovis, NM.

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