My Sink Won’t Drain In Milford, Ma Part – III

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Sewer and drain cleaning should be cost effective and efficient. Not only that. But, consumers need to be able to trust a service provider. Therefore, we want to build a relationship with you under our company motto: “Affordable, Efficient and Trustworthy”. We may not of had the opportunity to meet, yet. So, please take the opportunity to visit the “Reviews” tab on this website. All reviews recorded here, on our website have been imported from the actual site they were left on, by the consumer. A hyper – text link is also available under the “Reviews” tab to redirect you to the source from which we imported the review. A clogged drain is frustrating, inconvenient and messy. When you call Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service in Bellingham, MA (as well as Mendon, Wrentham, Foxboro and Franklin, MA) to restore flow to a clogged drain, we do our best leave your home like it never happened.

One of the benefits our clients have in a relationship with Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service is being invited to consult us and ask for over the phone assistance and advice on clogged drain and plumbing issues. We also provide you with an online reference tool where you will find diagrams, videos, step-by-step instructions and articles written with the intent to help the consumer help themselves before contacting a service professional. We can’t make you a professional sewer and drain cleaning service technician . Practice, technique, equipment and knowledge of the sewer and drain cleaning industry are the necessary elements to being an effective and efficient sewer and drain cleaning technician. If you want to restore flow to a clogged drain or a blocked sewer, look to Anchor sewer and drain cleaning Service, the drain and sewer cleaning experts of Massachusetts. An Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning service technician has those elements.

Our drain and sewer cleaning service administers the use of a jetter, snake and camera in sewer line issues and when needed for a particularly difficult clogged drain. Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning technicians will restore flow to blocked sewer systems, relieve a slow or clogged drain and resolve septic tank issues. Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning service also performs video inspections. We also network with reputable Rhode Island and Massachusetts plumbers for repair services needed while handling your sanitary drainage issues. Our goal is to provide a better standard for drain cleaning, sewer cleaning, septic cleaning, and septic system repair service in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, especially in our local service area of Bellingham, Mendon, Franklin, and Foxboro. Our technicians utilize solid sewer and drain cleaning techniques. Having experienced various types of sewer and drain systems up and down the east coast, our crew has seen many of the sewer and drain systems in use. In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, our drain cleaning technicians service large and small businesses as well as apartments and single family homes. We serve the entire area, but especially Bellingham, Franklin, and Mendon.

 

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My Sink Won’t Drain In Milford, Ma Part – II

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Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service is founded on the desire to build strong relationships with our clients. Our customer service skill is our most valuable asset. Without it, we fail to build relationships with our clients. If we fail there, we fail in business. For this reason, we are constantly posting and updating our blog in order to provide a link to our customers and give them instruction on how they may help themselves in solving drain and plumbing issues. You may visit The Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service self help section by clicking on the tab in the upper right hand corner of the website, entitled, Do It Yourself to find information the pros know and use to restore a clogged drain. By visiting our blog, you will find charts, diagrams, videos and step – by – step instruction to help you solve common problems around your home or place of business.

We at Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service live as part of the human family. Therefore, we believe in doing our very best to help one another. Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service is not just about clearing a clogged drain to make a dollar. If you are having drainage trouble, call us to consult with one of our technicians. Or, you also have the blog as a reference tool. We will give you the information you need to help you dispose of your plumbing issues. Not all sewer and drainage issues are easy to fix. If you have tried our advice and still have difficulty, give us a call. We will visit, evaluate the problem, determine what will need to be done to fix it and provide you with an upfront estimate. No service charges unless using a tool is required in the diagnostic process.

Sewer and drain cleaning should be cost effective and efficient. Not only that. But, consumers need to be able to trust a service provider. Therefore, we want to build a relationship with you under our company motto: “Affordable, Efficient and Trustworthy”. We may not of had the opportunity to meet, yet. So, please take the opportunity to visit the “Reviews” tab on this website. All reviews recorded here, on our website have been imported from the actual site they were left on, by the consumer. A hyper – text link is also available under the “Reviews” tab to redirect you to the source from which we imported the review. A clogged drain is frustrating, inconvenient and messy. When you call Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service in Bellingham, MA (as well as Mendon, Wrentham, Foxboro and Franklin, MA) to restore flow to a clogged drain, we do our best leave your home like it never happened.

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My Sink Won’t Drain In Milford, Ma Part – I

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DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE

Drain cleaning service implies the home owner or place of business has a problem with a branch line. But not always.

A branch line is smaller than the main sewer line. Therefore, if water remains standing in a tub and say, the sink and toilet in that bathroom group does drain, you have a blockage in your tub drain. Therefore, there is a need for a drain cleaning service. However, suppose an in ground swimming pool has a clogged drain. The inside diameter of the pipe used for the drain on this pool could be as large as 8 inches in diameter. Due to the size of this “drain”, we must use knowledge and equipment suited for sewer cleaning service.

Drain cleaning service is possible by small waste line cleaning machines. These are also known as branch line machines. Drain cleaning service machines are generally a 3/8″ or a 1/4″ cable being spun in a branch line machine. A drain cleaning service machine is smaller and lighter than a main line machine. However, as previously stated, if a drain line is large enough, a mainline machine may be used.

When a drain cleaning service is called, the technician suspects he will be using his small drain cleaning service machine instead of a main line machine. Implied ‘drain cleaning’ service is interpreted by the technician due to the information gathered from a good office staff. The dispatcher will answer the phone and follow up the caller’s statements with some questions, leading to an understanding as to what service is needed. If the dispatcher concludes the caller has only a clogged branch line, then the dispatcher dispatches a technician proficient in understanding the different types of drainage material and systems serviced by a drain cleaning service. More times than not, the dispatcher will hear a very definitive, ” My bathroom sink won’t drain “. That pretty much takes the guess work out of what type of work will be done to restore flow.

If the dispatcher concludes the caller has a main line issue, the dispatcher would send a sewer cleaning technician. This is a technician who has a complete understanding of main sewer lines, the system design and the material used in the location the technician will be sent.

Occasionally, the caller will state there are simultaneous drain cleaning needs. For instance, the tub and bathroom sink are holding water. However, the toilet in that bathroom does not have trouble flushing. Again, since the problem is on the branch lines, the dispatcher will send a technician proficient at performing a drain cleaning service. The dispatcher understands the need for a drain cleaning service since the toilet, normally connected directly to the main sewer line does flush and the branch lines do not flow.

Suppose the call is from a commercial property. For example, a restaurant calls and says they are having trouble with floor drains and sinks not draining. Or, the caller says the sinks are draining. However, when the sinks empty their compartments, the floor drains allow water to rise and spill onto the floor. Sinks and floor drains are normally considered branch lines, so a the call would be logged as a drain cleaning service. Therefor, the dispatcher will send a drain cleaning service technician.

However, this is a difficult call for a dispatcher since floor drains can be as large as four inches in large restaurants and generally, sink drains in restaurants are no larger than 2″ in diameter. If the sink drains are branching into a part of the sewer system that is also picking up the floor drains, there may be a blockage in the fitting which conveys flow from both the floor drain to the main sewer line. This would be considered a drain cleaning service. Or, the blockage could be in the main sewer line just after the branch line fitting. This would be a main line service. In this case, the dispatcher will want to send a technician who is skilled and equipped to handle both a main line and drain cleaning service for branch lines.

At Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service, our technicians are skilled and knowledgeable in drain cleaning service and main line sewer issues.

Drain cleaning service and removing blockages from main sewer lines are not that different. Size and material are mainly what set the two services apart. As you read from the paragraph above, in a commercial venue, there may be a need for drain cleaning service or main line. That is why most sewer and drain cleaning service companies hire technicians skilled and knowledgeable at both main line and drain cleaning service.

One last scenario. Recall the pool situation at the top of this page. If the drain line on a pool is six inches in diameter and the drain line runs 200 feet, the technician responding should not be just a drain cleaning service technician. He should be someone skilled at both sewer and drain cleaning service. Reason being, the size and distance of the run, though it does not drain sewage, will call for drain cleaning service equipment.

 

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Clogged Drain In Woonsocket, RI Part – III

MAINTAINING A SEPTIC SYSTEM

You Do Not Have to Replace a Failed Septic System

The scope of this post is to discuss options for septic system maintenance and septic system failure. The over whelming majority of septic systems function by anaerobic bacterial action. Sewage leaves the house or place of business and is stored in the septic tank until the anaerobic bacteria breaks the sewage down. Then it is conveyed to the distribution box in the form of effluent.

The distribution box is a second tank in the septic system between the septic tank and the leach field. Effluent flows from the septic tank to the distribution box and to the various number of leaching lines in the leach field.

In the leach field, anaerobic bacteria continues breaking down, and digesting solids that have left the septic tank. The leach field is originally tasked with absorbing effluent. However, it was discovered that solids, still suspended in the effluent are found in the leach field, where the anaerobic bacteria is still attempting to digest them. The presence of biological material and anaerobic bacteria in the leach field is the death of the leach field. Remember, anaerobic action does not dispose of biological material very quickly. The build up in the leach field occurs faster than the bacteria can dispose of the material. This action begins on day one of a new septic system. It is just a matter of time, before the anaerobic system will need replaced.

Notice, to the bottom of the left side of the septic tank in the photo above, there is an inordinate amount of sludge. Even still, effluent carries with it, suspended particulate solids that do not break down or disappear under the digestive action of anaerobic bacteria. The sludge and scum level floating in the effluent are testimony to the inefficient performance of an anaerobic septic system. This inefficiency is why our septic system needs maintaining.

You will also notice the three risers on the top of the tank. Many septic tanks do not have this feature. There are, however, three covers you will need to unearth to provide maintenance service to your tank. Rather than dig these up every 1 – 3 years, install risers and cap them. This will make pumping your tank a lot easier and quicker.

Try as we might, the filter tee is the last defense in protecting our leach field and distribution box from solids accumulating in the distribution box or in the leaching lines. This will shut down a septic system before its’ time. If the problem is sludge and grease buildup in a failed leach field, this can be remedied by jetting. Hydro jetting or water jetting can be done as a diagnostic step toward remediation. However, with age, there exist a very strong possibility the leach field is not going to be functional after hydro jetting. Here is why and what you need to do.

What Can Be Done With a Failed Septic System?

Remediate a Failed Septic System

A failed septic system is not the end of the world. You just need to know what to do and how to save the thousands of dollars it would take to replace a failed septic system.

Septic systems fail due to 2 common developments in the leach field.

  1. Hard Pan Soil – Hard pan soil occurs due to mineral build up in the soil, around the leaching lines. There are some products on the market, today that offer relief from hard pan soil. The product used by Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning is Septic Drainer.
  2. Bio-Mat – Bio-mat occurs due to the migration of solid biological material and anaerobic bacterial action in the leach field. Because septic systems can not filter out 100% of the solid material that goes to the septic tank, particles accumulate in the leachfield. Anaerobic bacteria attempts to digest the solids. However, the anaerobic bacteria produces a slime. This slime builds, along with the accumulation of solids and creates an impervious membrane in the soil, baring leaching ability. Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning uses Pirana Aerobic Bacteria Generators to convert septic tanks to aerobic tanks. The aerobic bacteria is much more effective at digesting the solids. Also, Pirana uses a facultative anaerobe that has the ability to switch in and out of aerobic and anaerobic environments. When solids traverse to the drain field, so does the bacteria generated in the ‘septic’ tank.

Being pro-active is the best policy. Do not allow your septic system to develop such difficult problems as bio-mat and hard pan soil. A new septic system should convert to an aerobic system, such as Pirana. The benefits would be,

  • Protecting the concrete components of the septic system from corrosive gases
  • Protecting the soil from bio-mat in the leach field
  • A faster digestive action in the septic tank. Meaning there will be very little solid material arriving in the distribution box.
  • No sewer odor

 

Every five years, instead of having your septic tank pumped, have the leach field jetted and treated with septic drainer. This will eliminate mineral buildup, keeping the leach field ready to absorb effluent from the septic tank. Which, in the case of a Pirana user, the effluent will have a much cleaner presence with minimal solid material, accompanied by facultative anaerobes.

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Clogged Drain In Woonsocket, RI Part – II

FAILED SEPTIC SYSTEM RESTORED IN 18 DAYS

Find Help For Septic System Problems

The article and photos below discuss maintenance for a septic system. This post also records the progress of an aerobic bacterial generator for 30 days after the installation of an aerating device.

Prior to the installation of an aerating system, this septic tank had 3 inches of “scum” floating on the surface. (This ‘scum’ layer exist due to the poor digestive action of anaerobic bacteria. Exactly why we install aerobic bacterial generators) In order to lower the aerating stone to the bottom of the tank, a hole had to be cut in the scum layer. The tank was not pumped in 15 months and had undergone excessive use and abuse. If you look at the picture, you can see the turbulence created by the aerator pumping 3.5 cubic feet of air per minute. Among the turbulence, the scum can be seen. Look at the results, just 18 days after the aerator and aerobic bacteria were introduced.

No scum layer can be seen. The introduction and cultivation process of aerobic bacteria is proven. Aerobic bacteria completely digest organic solids, leaving only gas and water behind. Since the aerator is emitting 3.5 cubic feet per second of air inside the septic tank, positive pressure is built and the gases are forced out of the septic system, through the plumbing system’s ventilation piping.

What happens with anaerobic bacteria (which is found in traditional septic systems) is simply not enough bacterial activity to successfully maintain a septic system. This is why we must have our anaerobic septic tanks pumped every two to three years. Anaerobic systems will eventually fail, no matter how often you have it pumped due to a bi-product of anaerobic bacteria called bio mat.

Bio mat is a slime that will eventually completely close the porous soil, inhibiting the absorbing ability of the soil. Effluent will have no place to go but to the surface.

Another adverse effect of anaerobic bacteria is corrosive gas that contains high levels of alkali. The alkali works to reduce the strength of the concrete components of a septic system. Eventually, those components will collapse.

Above all, the very reason your septic system requires pumping is anaerobic bacteria does not break down solids as effectively as aerobic bacteria. The waste accumulates faster than the anaerobic bacteria can keep up with it.

The above photo graph was taken 30 days after the installation of the aerator. As you can see, the progress continues. Notice the clarity of the effluent and the uniform bubble pattern. This is evidence of solids being digested in the tank and not being suspended in the effluent going to the drain field. This is important because anaerobic action does not occur in the leach field, building layers of bio-mat which will cause the failure of your septic system. The uniform bubble pattern tells us the effluent is not thick with heavy solids as in the first two photos

Convert Your Septic System

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Clogged Drain In Woonsocket, RI Part – I

DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE

Drain cleaning service implies the home owner or place of business has a problem with a branch line. But not always.

A branch line is smaller than the main sewer line. Therefore, if water remains standing in a tub and say, the sink and toilet in that bathroom group does drain, you have a blockage in your tub drain. Therefore, there is a need for a drain cleaning service. However, suppose an in ground swimming pool has a clogged drain. The inside diameter of the pipe used for the drain on this pool could be as large as 8 inches in diameter. Due to the size of this “drain”, we must use knowledge and equipment suited for sewer cleaning service.

Drain cleaning service is possible by small waste line cleaning machines. These are also known as branch line machines. Drain cleaning service machines are generally a 3/8″ or a 1/4″ cable being spun in a branch line machine. A drain cleaning service machine is smaller and lighter than a main line machine. However, as previously stated, if a drain line is large enough, a mainline machine may be used.

When a drain cleaning service is called, the technician suspects he will be using his small drain cleaning service machine instead of a main line machine. Implied ‘drain cleaning’ service is interpreted by the technician due to the information gathered from a good office staff. The dispatcher will answer the phone and follow up the caller’s statements with some questions, leading to an understanding as to what service is needed. If the dispatcher concludes the caller has only a clogged branch line, then the dispatcher dispatches a technician proficient in understanding the different types of drainage material and systems serviced by a drain cleaning service. More times than not, the dispatcher will hear a very definitive, ” My bathroom sink won’t drain “. That pretty much takes the guess work out of what type of work will be done to restore flow.

If the dispatcher concludes the caller has a main line issue, the dispatcher would send a sewer cleaning technician. This is a technician who has a complete understanding of main sewer lines, the system design and the material used in the location the technician will be sent.

Occasionally, the caller will state there are simultaneous drain cleaning needs. For instance, the tub and bathroom sink are holding water. However, the toilet in that bathroom does not have trouble flushing. Again, since the problem is on the branch lines, the dispatcher will send a technician proficient at performing a drain cleaning service. The dispatcher understands the need for a drain cleaning service since the toilet, normally connected directly to the main sewer line does flush and the branch lines do not flow.

Suppose the call is from a commercial property. For example, a restaurant calls and says they are having trouble with floor drains and sinks not draining. Or, the caller says the sinks are draining. However, when the sinks empty their compartments, the floor drains allow water to rise and spill onto the floor. Sinks and floor drains are normally considered branch lines, so a the call would be logged as a drain cleaning service. Therefor, the dispatcher will send a drain cleaning service technician.

However, this is a difficult call for a dispatcher since floor drains can be as large as four inches in large restaurants and generally, sink drains in restaurants are no larger than 2″ in diameter. If the sink drains are branching into a part of the sewer system that is also picking up the floor drains, there may be a blockage in the fitting which conveys flow from both the floor drain to the main sewer line. This would be considered a drain cleaning service. Or, the blockage could be in the main sewer line just after the branch line fitting. This would be a main line service. In this case, the dispatcher will want to send a technician who is skilled and equipped to handle both a main line and drain cleaning service for branch lines.

At Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service, our technicians are skilled and knowledgeable in drain cleaning service and main line sewer issues.

Drain cleaning service and removing blockages from main sewer lines are not that different. Size and material are mainly what set the two services apart. As you read from the paragraph above, in a commercial venue, there may be a need for drain cleaning service or main line. That is why most sewer and drain cleaning service companies hire technicians skilled and knowledgeable at both main line and drain cleaning service.

One last scenario. Recall the pool situation at the top of this page. If the drain line on a pool is six inches in diameter and the drain line runs 200 feet, the technician responding should not be just a drain cleaning service technician. He should be someone skilled at both sewer and drain cleaning service. Reason being, the size and distance of the run, though it does not drain sewage, will call for drain cleaning service equipment.

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Septic Remediation in Woonsocket, RI, Sewer Jetting in Woonsocket, RI & Pipe Video Inspection in Woonsocket, RI

Septic Tank Maintenance In Wrentham Ma Part – III

MY BATHROOM SINK WON’T DRAIN

From a sewer and drain cleaner/plumber’s perspective, the following video is almost right. Please watch the following You tube video in order to have an understanding of the following steps.

This information will be useful for the do-it-yourself drain cleaner fattempting to clear a blocage on a bathroom sink. Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning wants to help you help yourself. In the event the bathroom sink does not drain, after implementing the following steps, give us a call. There are times when circumstances exist, which will not permit the use of the following steps in order to clear a drain.

  1. You will need to remove the water from the sink and drain pipe, at least to the trap.
  2. Remove the trip lever (ball and rod in video)
  3. Remove the pop-up plug
  4. Reinstall the trip lever
  5. Fill the sink bowl half full of water.
  6. Cover the over flow with one hand
  7. Place a plunger over the drain and plunge with the standing water. If water is beginning to drain out while plunging, add some water and remove the plunger to see if the sink will drain.
  8. Once the sink drains and water has been running for about 30 seconds and draining out of the sink, shut the faucet off and remove the trip lever.
  9. Reinstall the trip lever and pop up plug. Lower the pop up plug through the mouth of the drain. Insert the trip lever through the back of the drain assembly while catching the pop -up plug.
  10. When you are sure you have caught the trip lever, thread the trip lever back down to the drain assembly tee.

 

That is how to get a bathroom sink to drain. If this does not work for you, please don’t feel bad. You probably have a stubborn blockage in which case, you need a professional. Give Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning a call at 508-530-1062 in S.E. Massachusetts. Or, if you live in Rhode Island, call 508-838-9645.

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Diagnosing and fixing the drainage problem for a sink, shower or bathtub may be a long and difficult process. Be safe. If fixing the issue is something that is risky or not being understood, contact a drain service company. The range of pricing for a company who cares to do the job correctly is within $145.00 – $225.00. This depends on material used in piping, age of the house which would help the plumber understand the plumbing code that was used in assembling the plumbing system, access to the plumbing and what is assumed to be creating the blockage.

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Septic Tank Maintenance In Wrentham Ma Part – II

MY KITCHEN SINK WON’T DRAIN

Kitchen sink drain lines not draining are popular with drain cleaning companies. This post is going to both illustrate and explain cause for developing a kitchen sink drain blockage.

We receive a lot of calls from home owners and tenants who have kitchen drain issues. The customer who most comes to mind at the writing of this post had some common issues with his kitchen sink drain line. “Common” as problems go, the drain line was too long and had quite a few bends. We were able to go to his basement and get a look at the kitchen sink drain piping. This drain line was over 30 feet long, from the sink to the stack.

When we run the horizontal length of pipe from the sink (or any fixture) to the stack, or main sewer line with a long run of pipe, the grade on the pipe is usually compromised. The International Plumbing Code requires the pitch of the pipe to fall 1/4″ per foot of horizontal travel. The pipe runs in a ceiling which is usually made a distance of no more than 8″ from the sub-floor above, due to the size of joist supporting the floor above the ceiling. The pipe may not penetrate the joist 2″ from the top or 2″ from the bottom of the joist.

Since the top of the two inch pipe is set at no closer than two inches to the top of the floor joist, the bottom of a 2″ pipe is resting at 4″ from the top of the joist. So, plumbers attempt to have the last few feet of pipe running along side the joist to prevent being restricted by penetration codes. This would mean the bottom of the 2″ pipe can rest at bottom (or ceiling side) of the joist after running a distance of 16 feet. The 2″ drain line running a distance of 30 feet was flat at some points and back pitched. A plumbing inspector should never had permitted the design of the plumbing system to have 2″ pipe running more than 16 feet, according to The International Plumbing Code.

When a long length of pipe, carrying debris from the kitchen sink drain line has little fall, or is back pitched, the debris lays in the pipe until it accumulates and builds a blockage. The water attempting to flow down is not enough to remove the blockage because the debris, building over time hardens. Now, there is little the home owner can do, but cable the line. Chemical drain cleaners will not have an effect on the drain.

This particular customer’s kitchen sink line was filled with egg shell and coffee. Apparently, the previous home owner had a bad habit of disposing of coffee grounds and egg shells in to the garbage disposer. Some people believe the egg shells will clean the disposer. Not sure why coffee grounds were flushed down the sink.

Since eggshells are calcium based, the shell fragments collected in the belly of the pipe adhere to grease that is washed down the drain over a period of years. This is a perfect recipe for a clog in the kitchen sink drain line. The grease and oils now have something to adhere to. Egg shells. Literally a mortar is being formed in the line. Layers of grease building in the line literally become like clay.

Sometimes a cable can be used to break up the blockage. However, do not be surprised if the kitchen sink backs up again. Grease is still stuck to the inside of the pipe. High pressure water jetting is a good option for cleaning the interior of the pipe wall. The ABS pipe spoken of in this man’s kitchen sink line would function good as new. However, some investigative measures should be taken to correct the problem he had with pitch. Please see the video at the bottom of this post for an illustration in plumbing a long drain line.

Click on this link to discover a tool that is made at varying sizes for all household size piping which may be useful to clear a kitchen sink drain. The following photo illustrates what the tool will look like. This one is from Brass Craft…

Garbage disposals are also a culprit in a clogged kitchen sink. Click on this link to review step-by-step instruction on clearing a jammed garbage disposer.

Diagnosing and fixing the drainage problem for a sink, shower or bathtub may be a long and difficult process. Be safe. If fixing the issue is something that is risky or not being understood, contact a drain service company. The range of pricing for a company who cares to do the job correctly is within $145.00 – $225.00. This depends on material used in piping, age of the house which would help the plumber understand the plumbing code that was used in assembling the plumbing system, access to the plumbing and what is assumed to be creating the blockage.

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Septic Tank Maintenance In Wrentham Ma Part – I

UNCLOG MY SEWER?

Snaking a sewer is not something an inexperienced person should attempt. It can be dangerous, causing sickness and or injury. However, rental facilities and home improvement stores encourage people to venture into performing such task. Therefore, you will need some coaching before going at it alone. Here are a list of questions you will want to ask yourself before you attempt to clear a blockage from your sewer line.

  • Are you on a septic system?
  • Do you have a back water valve on your sewer line?
  • Do you have a house trap on your sewer line?
  • Do believe you have roots in your sewer line?
  • Do you have a lift station in line with your sewer?
  • Are you using the correct machine and adequate size cable?

Are you using the correct machine and adequate size cable? If you are on septic and not city sewer, you should first perform a visual inspection of your septic system to be sure your septic tank is sending effluent to the leach field. If not, put cabling your sewer on hold until you have an understanding as to why your septic system is failing. If you attempt to cable the main sewer line from inside the house, you must know if you remove the cleanout plug without caution, you could find yourself standing in a lot of sewage.

Running a cable downstream, toward a septic tank can cause you problems. For example if your send your cable too far out into the tank, the cable can get tangled in the tank. Chances of getting it out without having to go in the tank and retrieve it are slim. So, be careful as to how far out you allow your cable to travel. Most of the time, cabling a sewer line can be done from the tank to the house.

If you have a back water valve:

attempt to discover where the blockage is on the sewer line. The back water valve itself can hold debris and cause a blockage. If the blockage is in the back water valve, this takes patience and skill to relieve the blockage. Do not push a cable through the back water valve. Especially if there is no access to service the valve. You may not be able to retrieve the cable without excavating. If you determine the blockage is downstream of the back water valve or in the back water valve, find an access point on that end and attempt to cable from there. A safe and effective method for relieving a blockage in the back water valve or down stream of it, is by using a sewer bladder.

A sewer bladder is used to create positive pressure on the blockage. Attach a garden hose to a hose bib and the female threaded end of the sewer bladder to the male end of the hose. Insert the sewer bladder in to the pipe so that no part of the bladder protrudes over an opening or a branch fitting. The bladder expands with water pressure. If the bladder does not have equal pressure on all sides of the bladder, the bladder can over inflate and rupture.

Another tip in using a sewer bladder is, there should be no branch line downstream of the bladder. If there are branch fittings (meaning, drain lines pouring into the line you are working on), attempt to get the bladder past the branch fitting. Or, find an access point where you know there are no other openings for the pressurized water to be diverted to.

If you are pressurizing a sewer line, and there is an opening between the bladder and the blockage, the pressurized water will divert to the fixture that open drain line serves. You may still be able to clear the blockage with the head pressure you are creating. However, be careful because the water may overflow a sink or shower elsewhere.

Roots are another issue that can cause a cable to become stuck in the sewer line. Again, here is another opportunity to spend thousands of dollars having the line excavated.

If you have a lift station, your cable can get entwined with electrical cables, chains and rope all found in the holding tank of the lift station.

House traps present their own problems. If your sewer has a house trap also known as a main line trap, you should understand where to cable from, what direction the cable will travel and how to avoid having to put a lot of force on the cable. You don’t want to force the cable. Especially if the reason the cable is not going anywhere is due to the possibility of your cable sitting against a cleanout cover on the trap.

Diagnosing and fixing the drainage problem for a sink, shower or bathtub may be a long and difficult process. Be safe. If fixing the issue is something that is risky or not being understood, contact a drain service company. The range of pricing for a company who cares to do the job correctly is within $145.00 – $225.00. This depends on material used in piping, age of the house which would help the plumber understand the plumbing code that was used in assembling the plumbing system, access to the plumbing and what is assumed to be creating the blockage.

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Pipe Video Inspection In Woonsocket, RI Part – III

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WATER PROOFING THE BASEMENT

Water proofing a basement is not a service Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning is highly knowledgeable of. However, many times, we receive calls for flawed sump pump systems. In understanding the nature of water, mold and radon, Anchor Sewer and Drain cleaning witnesses many dewatering systems that just do not do the job well.

Review the following video, and find the system that best matches what you may have installed in your home. Compare it to The “Safe Basements Water Proofing” system and be objective on the effectiveness of your current system. You may contact “Safe Basements Water Proofing” and inquire of an installer in your area.

SUMP PUMPS

Sump pumps are selling out quickly. This years record breaking Boston snow fall accumulated and has melted. The water table is full! Next, we will have spring rain. As the saying goes, April showers brings out May flowers. Another favorite, promising unfavorable weather, “In like a lion. Out like a lamb”.

From what supplies can be found on the shelves at the big box stores, it seems Bostonians have learned from recent years past, to be sure their sump pumps are in working order.

Not having a functional sump pump can be more than just having a wet basement. For many people, it may be the difference between having home owner’s insurance cover damages or you may have to bare the cost on your own.

In April of 2010, many homes in the area of Warwick, Rhode Island and surrounding cities came to understand a loop hole many insurance companies had, regarding insurance coverage. Now, Warwick Mall was under water. There is no way a sump pump would of done anything for them. If your home was in the vicinity of Warwick Mall, there is nothing a sump pump would of physically done for your home. However, many home owners who had sump pumps were able to receive benefits from their insurance policies. While homes not having sump pumps did not have the advantage of having home owner insurance cover damage.

Images in the video above taken from Warwick and surrounding communities during the flood of March – April, 2010

Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning can move your home in the right direction with the installation of a sump pump. Do not let your insurance carrier get a way with not paying to restore damaged property. Have a pump installed to protect your property and your finances. If your home is protected against flood damage, their is not a lot of wiggle room for home owners insurance groups to dodge what is inevitable.

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