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Cleaning Plumbing Pipes

clock October 15, 2012 02:24 by author Chris Vigna

Most home owners spend little time thinking about their drains, but when a stoppage occurs, it can be frustrating. You don’t know how it happened, nor do you know how to fix it.

There are a variety of reasons that a drain can become clogged, and much of it depends upon where the stoppage occurs. Unlike plumbing pipes, drain pipes have no pressure. They are slightly inclined and use gravity to move the waste. They begin at a specific point such as the kitchen or bathroom sink. The drain pipe then extends to the main drain line that extends out to the street. This is where the main sewer line of the city is located.

When you see only one drain clogged, it is because the stoppage occurs before the drain pipe connects to another pipe. Sometimes all the drains will be clogged. This will mean that there is a stoppage that occurs in the main line to the street.

There are different ways to clear the stoppage. The most common is the use of a drain cleaning machine. These consist of long flexible rods that rotate as they are pushed through the drain. They have cleaning fixtures on the ends to ensure the drain is cleaned as well as the cleared of the stoppage. 

There are large versions of these machines designed to clear the main line. Often this line is clogged because of the roots of trees nearby. Over time the roots grow through small seams in the piping connections and debris collects on the roots causing a stoppage. These drain cleaning machines can be equipped with cutting blades to break through the roots.

Most stoppages occur simply because drains need to be cleaned from time to time. Build up of waste in the line will occur, and you will need the drain pipe cleaned. The main line, however, is another issue. A persistent problem can be from trees and other vegetation. If this is the case, the trees will have to be removed, or a cleanout can be installed.

If you are experiencing a slow or clogged drain, do not attempt to clear it yourself. Simply contact All About The Pipes Plumbing, and they can clear the drain as well as make future recommendations for your drainage system.

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Be Warned at the First Sign of a Leak. It’s Now Possible.

clock August 19, 2010 00:39 by author Chris Vigna

Water damage is something that you certainly hope never happens to you. But when it does, you need to stop the flow of water as soon as you can to keep damage at a minimum. The most recent available statistics say that families lose over 6.8 billion dollars to flood damage annually. That's an average cost of almost $4,000 per homeowner.

But what if your home or business had a way to detect leaks within moments of them happening? Imagine the amount of possessions and documents you could save and the potential damage amounts that could be avoided.

This type of protection is exactly what Global Management Systems is offering with its WaterSafe residential and commercial leak protection system. WaterSafe places moisture sensors in areas of your home or business that are most likely to leak. These sensors, when wet, do two things: First, they shut off thewaterflow to the leak, often without disrupting the flow of water to the restof the structure. At the same time, the moisture sensing sytem sends an immediate e-mail to the home or business owner, informing them that there maybe a problem.

Imagine the comfort this could bring to you when you're away from home. For example, if the refrigerator starts leaking you could come home to a disastrous situation.The WaterSafe system not only helps to stop the leak, it saves your home orbusiness from expensive repairs and heavy insurance claims.

What's more, the system has a comprehensive warranty that covers up to $5,000 towardany insurance deductible.

All About the Pipes is certified to install the WaterSafe commercial and residential moisture detection systems. We would be happy to set up a FREE appointment with you to give you an estimate on protecting your home from any potential water-based problem. There's no obligation and there's no better time than now. If you're interested and live anywhere in the greater Charlotte area, give us a call at 704-559-5288 or visit www.allaboutthepipes.com.

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Charlotte Plumbing... at it's Best!

clock October 21, 2009 06:33 by author Chris Vigna

Charlotte Plumbing FamilyWelcome to the source for local Charlotte information related to plumbing in the queen city. With over 15 years behind my belt in all kinds of plumbing related installation jobs and services, I'm hear to answer your charlotte plumbing questions. Looking forward to talking more. 

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