At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

Signs to Look for in a Good Plumber

Monday, February 12th, 2018

plumbing-repair-servicesOur plumbing systems are as important to our homes as the electricity and heating: vital for delivering clean water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. When trouble arises, you should always look for a professional plumber to deal with the issue rather than attempting repairs yourself. Professional plumbers have the training, experience and licensing to deal with all kinds of issues, and even a seemingly minor problem benefits from the kind of attention that a good service can bring. If you can resolve your plumbing problem with a plunger and a little elbow grease, the next step is to call a service.

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How Does Hydro-Jetting Make Drain Cleaning Easier?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

hydreo-jetting-servicesPlumbing problems always tend to get worse during the holidays, especially clogs in our drains. Big holiday meals means lots of foodstuffs poured down the drain, and that can sometimes mean things like hot fat (which can solidify in the pipes) or potato peelings (which can get tangled up in the pipes and are surprisingly tough). Then there’s the presence of family and friends over for big get-togethers, which can put additional strain on bathroom fixtures and similar pieces of plumbing. Clogs tend to be very common during the holidays, and they usually need to get treated fairly quickly since they involve things like the toilet or the kitchen sink which you can’t do without for long. 

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Frozen Pipes Need a Plumber to Service

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Winter is on its way, and homeowners need to be prepared to handle the effects of cold weather on their household. That includes the pipes and fixtures in the plumbing system. When the mercury drops, water can freeze in the pipes, and when that happens you need a quality plumber to get the matter resolved. Plumbers can also take steps to help you avoid freezing pipes in the first place. This time of year is perfect to introduce such measures: before the winter begins in earnest and while you have time to schedule a session with a trained plumber.

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3 Reasons Not to Solve Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Plumbing problems are among the most common difficulties experienced by your average household, and here in Salt Lake City, UT, there’s no shortage of store-bought treatments designed to resolve them quickly. But just because an ostensible solution presents itself, that doesn’t mean you should attempt to solve the issue yourself. Even with simple clogs and leaks, it’s usually better to call in a trained plumber rather than try to deal with it on your own. Here are 3 reasons not to solve plumbing repairs yourself.

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Reasons for Sewer Odors from Your Drains

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The plumbing in your home is designed to keep the fresh water and wastewater systems separate: fresh water flows into your home through faucets, and wastewater leaves through drains. And once wastewater goes down drains, that should be the end of it.

But sometimes, you’ll pick up the odor of a sewer coming from your drains. Aside from how unpleasant this is, it can also indicate a serious problem developing inside your plumbing. We’ve listed some of the reasons that this might occur, and what you should do about them. Call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air when you need plumbing repair service in Salt Lake City.

Reasons for the odors from your drains

  • Dried p-trap: The p-trap is the name for the curved pipe underneath a sink. (It looks like a P when viewed from the side, which is where it gets its name.) The p-trap collects water after you run water down the drain, and this standing water serves as a plug to prevent sewer gas from coming back up the pipe and out the drain. If the p-trap dries up because the sink sees little use, odors will start escaping. To prevent this, just run water through the drain for a minute or so, and try to regularly run water down sinks that aren’t used often.
  • Blocked exhaust vents: To help vent sewer gas from your home and equalize pressure inside the plumbing, your pipes have vents installed that send sewer gas out through the roof while allowing air in. If these vents become blocked (debris, animal nests, etc.), it will force the sewer gas back down the pipes and bubble it up through the water in the p-trap. Don’t go to the roof to try to fix this yourself. Call a professional plumber.
  • Sewer line troubles: This is the most serious issue. If you detect sewer odors coming from more than one drain, and also notice clogging and low toilet water levels, then you may have damage in the sewer line that runs under your house and to the main line in the street. This will require professionals to dig down to the trench to fix or replace the damaged line. You need to have this done immediately, before sewage starts to backflow into your house or flood the basement.

Unless the problem is a dried p-trap, which you can easily solve on your own, you will need the work of skilled plumbers to handle issues with the backflow of sewer gases into your home. Call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, any time of the day or night, for the quick and effective plumbing repair in Salt Lake City, UT that will clear up the problem before it becomes an even larger problem.

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Common Plumbing Problems in Salt Lake City

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Your plumbing system is part of the infrastructure of your home. It is responsible for making sure that you and your home are kept clean and comfortable. It allows you to take a hot shower in the morning to get ready for work, and to prepare dinner and clean up. It’s difficult to imagine what your home would be like without a comprehensive plumbing system. When professionally installed, it requires minimal maintenance, but problems can arise anywhere water is contained or transported. Your pipes can corrode and joints can begin to become problematic. It’s important to remain vigilant about the various parts of your home and your plumbing system is no exception. At Your Service Heating and Air offers excellent plumbing repair services in Salt Lake City. We can handle any problem that you might have, large or small.

  • Trap leak. A trap is a curved section of piping installed beneath drains to prevent the rise of foul odors back up in the home. Over time, however, it may develop a leak at one of its joints. This can lead to wastewater dripping into the bathroom sink vanity or kitchen sink cabinet. You need to make sure that all of your indoor plumbing is in good condition at all times.
  • Clogged drainpipe. You need to make sure that your drainpipes are in good condition at all times. Your shower, kitchen sink, and bathroom sink are all subject to the accumulation of debris such as hair, food bits, grease, and soap scum. Drain cleaning is the best preventive measure, but sometimes a clogged pipe is inevitable.
  • Main water line leak. If you find wet spots in your yard, then you may have a serious main water line leak. These can occur for a variety of reasons, including tree root penetration, old age, and soil erosion. It can lead to high water bills in addition to any negative effects to your property. Leaks only tend to get worse so it’s best to have yours looked at as soon as possible.

At Your Heating and Air provides excellent plumbing repair services in Salt Lake City. Give us a call today for prompt service.

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