When you experience a plumbing problem that can’t wait, call S and J Plumbing at 847-890-1599.
Our Drain Cleaning Service
Like most homeowners, you probably never think about calling a residential plumber to fix a clogged drain, opting for a DIY repair using household tools or chemical drain cleaners. However, here are a few reasons to consider hiring a pro instead.
Plumbers Have Knowledge & Experience
Most people know that drains carry water away from the sink, shower, and tub, but don’t understand the internal workings of a complex plumbing system. Professional plumbers have years of training and experience to more effectively diagnose the cause and location of a drain problem to provide a repair that lasts longer than DIY methods.
Plumbers Have Advanced Tools
Liquid drain cleaners can help with minor clogs, but over-relying on them can wreak havoc on your pipes, causing them to wear out and burst. Also, if the clog is deep in your plumbing system or in the main drainage line, drain cleaners won’t be effective. Professional plumbers have advanced tools like drain snakes and hydrojets to give your pipes a thorough cleaning so they remain free flowing longer.
Hiring a Plumber is Safer
If you opt for a DIY repair, you’re taking a risk that something will go wrong, causing further damage to your plumbing system. If a drain cleaner does more harm than good, you’re on the hook for the repairs. Plumbers use drain cleaning methods that are safe for all plumbing systems and most reputable companies stand behind their work should something go wrong.
Don’t take chances with your home’s plumbing; call the pros at S and J Plumbing for safe, effective drain cleaning.
When to Call for Water Heater Repair
No appliance lasts forever, including your water heater. The average lifespan of a water heater is 8 to 10 years, but it depends on your usage and the water quality coming into the system. Water heaters rarely fail out of the blue; they develop minor problems that escalate over years. However, water heaters typically give signals that something isn’t right and here’s what to watch for so you can call a plumber before the system fails.
Lack of Hot Water
One of the first signs that your water heater is failing is not getting the same amount of hot water you’re used to. If you notice you’re running out of hot water mid-shower, it’s time to call a plumber to diagnose the problem. Sometimes, it’s a simple repair like flushing the tank or replacing a heating element. However, in extreme cases, you may need a new water heater.
Another common sign that your water heater is on its last legs is popping or rumbling noises coming from the tank. Often, mineral buildup from hard water causes these sounds and if the deposit gets too thick and hard, your water heater can fail prematurely.
The Water Smells
If your hot water smells off, it could be bacteria buildup or rust in the tank. If it’s bacteria, flushing the water heater often solves the issue, but if it’s rust, replacement is the only option.
Water pooling beneath the hot water tank is never a good sign because it often indicates the tank is rusted and in imminent danger of failing. If you notice water leaking, call an emergency plumbing service to avoid a catastrophic flood.
Finally, if your water heater is over 10 years old, it’s operating on borrowed time and you should consider replacing it before the inevitable happens.
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Why S and J Plumbing?
Plumbing companies are a dime a dozen, but we stand apart from the rest by making customer satisfaction our number one priority. We know how stressful plumbing problems can be, which is why we strive to make every interaction as pleasant as possible and offer fully transparent service like upfront pricing, honest advice, and no upselling.
We want to be the only plumbing company you’ll ever need, which is why we offer a full range of services, including:
- Water Heater Repair
- Water Leak Detection
- Clogged Drain Repair
- Drain Cleaning
- Kitchen Plumbing Repairs
- Emergency Plumbing Service
- Gas Line Services
- And More
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