Pipe Video Inspection In Woonsocket, RI Part – II

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RAIN LEADERS, CONDUCTORS, GUTTERS AND DOWN SPOUTS

Conducting Rain

Rain leaders lead water away from a shelter. Underground or above ground, they are an effective means of protecting the foundation of a building. However, there is no proof positive method of preventing them from becoming stopped up by debris or just organic ‘muck’. Above ground, a rain leader is a bit more manageable for preventing and clearing a blockage. However, many people prefer to run the rain leader beneath ground, as an above ground installation presents many hazards and is a distraction when looking to present curb appeal.

Underground rain leaders may not be a good application for your property. Once water is in the ground, water spreads out and down. That same water you intend to move away from your property may, by capillary action, arrive under your foundation, beneath the basement floor.

Having extensions on a rain leader installed above ground are a trip hazard, nuisance, unappealing and make lawn care cumbersome. However, you will want to ensure the rain water is lead to a surface that will quickly lead the water further away from your home. Maybe to a driveway and hopefully the drive will have a storm drain near by.

IN GROUND INSTALLATION OF RAIN LEADERS

Installation of in ground rain leaders is an attractive feature. The idea of not having rain water pooling in the yard gives peace of mind and is kind of intriguing. “Where does it go?” However, there is some worry attached to the possibility of having a blockage on the buried rain leader. “How will I fix that? How much will it cost?”

Clearing a Blockage from an Underground Rain Leader

A blockage in an underground rain leader is no longer a thing to be concerned with. Today’s technology for sewer and drain cleaning is also used in clearing blockages from underground rain leaders. Jetting, or pressure bladders are the instrument preferred. However, it is also possible to relieve a blockage with a cable. High pressure water can not always be used due to the possibility of having corrugated pipe buried in the yard as the conductor for the rain leader. High pressure can tear the pipe apart or a high pressure jetter hose may lodge in the earth when penetrating the pipe. If jetting is preferred, it is best to ask the drain cleaning technician to use caution and begin jetting with low pressure.

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Pipe Video Inspection In Woonsocket, RI Part – I

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SUMP PUMP INSTALLATION PROJECT

Within this account are processes involved in all sump pump installations.

Within this account are processes involved in all sump pump installations. The photographs displayed with in this article are of a sump pump installation project in Portsmouth, RI. The home was just a year old. It was built with the idea of using a french drain system and sump pump. However, the building plans did not reveal such a system. Therefore, the builder had to fill the sump pit in and cover it with concrete.

Though the sump pit was destroyed by burying it in concrete, the builder did add a drain tile. Installed with the sump pit was a circuit of 4″ drainage tubing as a French drain. The idea was to cover the sump pit, get the final inspection on the home in order for the family to move in and finish the sump pump system at a later time. When the time was to come, the french drain would be in place.

The misfortune for the new home owner was the French Drain System was unable to lead the ground water away from the foundation to a sump pit and be ejected, outside. In fact, this home owner was not aware of the sump pump situation. He was not aware of the home being built with a french drain. Therefore, the water surfaced and flooded the basement 6 times. He confronted the builder and then was able to discover there had been a drain tile installed under the slab in his basement.

For this home, the basement took on water a half dozen times in a six month period. Without the pump and discharge lines in place, the ground water had no where to go but up, into the finished living space of the basement. The home owner was finally at a point where he could unearth the pit and install a sump pump and discharge lines.

Beginning the effort, the sump pit had to be restored. Therefore, this installation was as if we began from nothing. This is step one in sump pump installation. Excavate the sump pit. Unearthing this existing pit was not an easy task. The builder had completely filled the pit with concrete and a few granite rocks. (See the following photo). Rock, concrete and damaged sump pit courtesy of Polte Homes.

After unearthing the pit, the condition may have been manageable with some modifications for a cover. However, the home owner made the smart choice and chose to have a new pit installed.

Once the damaged sump pit had been removed, the next step is to level the ground and set the replacement sump pit. This is difficult when the floor is already in place. The reason being, beneath the floor and around the old sump pit, there is a gravel sub-straight. When the damaged pit was removed, the gravel collapsed and continues to fall into the void as the ground is being prepared for the new sump pit.

Since the final inspection on the house did not expect to see discharge lines for a sump pump, the wall had to be penetrated to pass an 1 1/2″ pvc discharge line to the outside. This line was run under the porch and tied into the underground rain leader closest to the porch.

After leveling the sump pit, filling the void around it and ensuring the discharge line was successfully passing through to the outside, the pump itself was prepared for installation.

Finally, a vinyl cement mix was used to seal the surface around the sump pit. The home owner’s intent is to build a closet around the pit and provide a 120 volt, 15amp electrical outlet in the closet for the pump. (One final note on the electrical requirements for a sump pump: Be sure the electrical outlet is ground fault circuit interrupted protected) Discussion on the importance of sump pumps, click here.

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Pipe Video Inspection In Wrentham Ma Part – III

ANCHOR SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING

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.

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.

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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Pipe Video Inspection In Wrentham Ma Part – II

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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Pipe Video Inspection In Wrentham Ma Part – I

SEWER CLEANING SERVICE

Sewer cleaning service arrived as a necessity in the evolution of plumbing systems.

1935 is the approximate era of bell and spigot gasket type sewer systems. In the manner this pipe is assembled to carry sewage, a bell and spigot gasket piped sewer eventually lead to an effective means of clearing blockages. “Sewer Cleaning” was not a term used in the English language. In fact, the popular terminology was, “Rooting”.

Consider, for a moment, how the word “Rooting” fits into the sewer cleaning industry. We hear the term applied in some tense when we call a sewer cleaning service. Adding a hint, the words, “Rooter Man”, “Mr. Rooter”, “Roto Rooter”, …etc. all being company titles, originate from the act of “rooting” a sewer line.

As gasket piping became the preferred method of constructing a sewer system, the moniker, “Rooter Man” became a household term. Reason being, gaskets in the piping eventually rotted or leaked. As the nutrient rich waste water seeped into the earth, vegetation found its way into the sewer system. The result, root intrusion. Roots had to be removed from the sewer line.

Sewer cleaning services involving the removal of sewer blockages caused by root intrusion began to spring up. The sewer service would be summonsed. When the sewer cleaning service arrived, a knock on the door would be followed by an announcement. “Rooter Man”!

Rooter man became the popular terminology of the day for this sewer cleaning service. Reason being, roots grew into the sewer, the sewer service called the method of freeing the sewer from root intrusion, “Rooting” or “Rodding”.

Rooting and Rodding was done by pushing a long, flat, barbed ended rod into the cleanout of the sewer. The hope was to push the barbed end into the blockage, twist and yank as much of the root intrussion out of the sewer as the sewer cleaning service could. Flow was restored. However, once root intrusion had occurred, the process had to be repeated over intervals of a few months.

A sewer cleaning technican by the name of Sam Blanc practiced maintenance of his own sewer. Sam thought, there must be a better way as he worked from his basement. The idea came while observing the oscillating action of his wife’s ringer cloths washing machine. Commandeering the motor from the washing machine, fabricating a woven steel basket and using a coil of sprung steel, Sam Blanc invented the worlds first rotational rooting machine.

The technique in rooting with the flat, barbed end bar was to stab and twist. Sam considered this action with the idea of a cutting blade. But, not just stabbing and twisting. Advancing the cable, sweeping the outside wall and cutting.

Sam Blanc set out with the family car and a trailer in tow. On the trailer, “The Roto Rooter”. Seemingly, overnight, The Roto Rooter sewer cleaning machine was being seen in the use of eliminating root intrusion across the country. Demand for supply gave birth to machine shops under the name, Roto Rooter. The purchase of the “Roto Rooter” machine and the accessories became the purchase of a Roto Rooter franchise.

Today, the offenders of sewer blockage vary. The industry still sees plenty of pipe suffering from root intrusion. However, inappropriate use of the sewer is a larger culprit. “Flushable wipes” are considered “flushable” due to the fact they generally make it out of the toilet when the trip lever is depressed. However, they do tend to accumulate in the sewer line.

Grease is also large on the offending agent list. Hardened and soft accumulations of grease are difficult to clear from the sewer line. Therefore, the sewer and drain cleaning industry implements fine, high pressure jets of water to erode and flush the sewer of grease blockages.

Anchor Sewer and Drain Cleaning has all of the services available for clearing sewer blockages in homes and the place of business. Sewer size should not be more than 5″ in diameter when contacting Anchor Sewer and Drain Service to restore flow to your sewer line.

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Septic Tank Problems In North Smithfield , RI Part – III

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.

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.

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.

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Septic Tank Problems In North Smithfield , RI Part – II

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.

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.

 

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Septic Tank Problems In North Smithfield , RI Part – I

DIAGNOSE A GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Garbage disposers are among the worst offenders when having kitchen sink back ups. This is usually the result of an object, inadvertently being washed into the sink drain and impeding the grinding chamber. (NOTE: Garbage disposers are intended as a companion to the dishwasher. Therefore, garbage disposals are to be used for disposal of small food particles and biodegradable organic matter that arrives in the sink while rinsing dishes.) In the event the garbage disposal is jammed due to a foreign object falling into the grinding chamber, without notice, the disposer’s circuitry will overload and cut out power before the garbage disposer will overheat and self destruct. If your disposal does not make a sound when turned on, the internal circuit breaker has tripped. Do not attempt to reset this until you have determined why the circuit has been interrupted. Resolve the cause first. Though the circuit breaker is tripped, be sure the switch supplying power is in the off position. You may even want to disconnect power from the main circuit panel as an extra safety precaution.

Here are the steps to trouble shooting the garbage disposer:

  1. Before looking into the disposer, be sure power is disengaged and there is no way anyone will inadvertently supply power to the garbage disposal while you are working on it.
  2. Use a flashlight and peer into the grinding chamber of the disposer.
  3. If you see an object that would obstruct the ability for the grinding chamber to move, look for a 1/4″ allen wrench. Most garbage disposals come with a 1/4″ allen wrench.
  4. Beneath the garbage disposer, in the center, you will see a hexagonal hole. This is where you will use the 1/4″ allen wrench. Turn the kitchen sink faucet on, if the sink still drains. Insert the allen wrench in the hexagonal hole beneath the disposer. Begin working the wrench clockwise and counter clockwise. This should help work the obstruction loose. When the chamber feels it is moving more freely than when you first started working with the wrench, turn the faucet off. Reach into the disposer (all power off) and remove the obstruction.
  5. Back to the bottom of the disposer, find a button. This is the internal circuit breaker for the garbage disposal. Push it. Resupply current to the garbage disposer switch if you turned it off at the breaker panel. Turn the water on, then the switch. The garbage disposer should work if it has not burned itself out. If there is still debris left in the grinding chamber, you will need to repeat these steps.

Avoid using a plunger. Only plunge the disposer as a last option. Plunging could force the seals in the disposer out of place and create leaks.

Diagnosing and fixing the drainage problem for a sink, shower or tube 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.

Adding a garbage disposal unit to an old drain line, composed of cast iron or galvanized pipe is not recommended. This can be done. However, the piping material will develop pitting inside the pipe. This will provide a place for food particles to lodge. Then, more particles are added. You may not see a problem for quite a while. However, where the food particles are building, bio-mat is also building in the line. Here, you now have the problem of carbon material and moisture stuck in place. Using the idea of having a protein stain on an article of clothing being laundered; you would use a protein detergent to remove the stain. The same principle applies here, carbon material such as decaying food, lies against the pipe, which is also a carbon material. This aides in weakening the walls of the pipe.

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Septic Remediation in North Smithfield , RI part – III

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DIAGNOSE A GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Garbage disposers are among the worst offenders when having kitchen sink back ups. This is usually the result of an object, inadvertently being washed into the sink drain and impeding the grinding chamber. (NOTE: Garbage disposers are intended as a companion to the dishwasher. Therefore, garbage disposals are to be used for disposal of small food particles and biodegradable organic matter that arrives in the sink while rinsing dishes.) In the event the garbage disposal is jammed due to a foreign object falling into the grinding chamber, without notice, the disposer’s circuitry will overload and cut out power before the garbage disposer will overheat and self destruct. If your disposal does not make a sound when turned on, the internal circuit breaker has tripped. Do not attempt to reset this until you have determined why the circuit has been interrupted. Resolve the cause first. Though the circuit breaker is tripped, be sure the switch supplying power is in the off position. You may even want to disconnect power from the main circuit panel as an extra safety precaution.

Here are the steps to trouble shooting the garbage disposer:

  1. Before looking into the disposer, be sure power is disengaged and there is no way anyone will inadvertently supply power to the garbage disposal while you are working on it.
  2. Use a flashlight and peer into the grinding chamber of the disposer.
  3. If you see an object that would obstruct the ability for the grinding chamber to move, look for a 1/4″ allen wrench. Most garbage disposals come with a 1/4″ allen wrench.
  4. Beneath the garbage disposer, in the center, you will see a hexagonal hole. This is where you will use the 1/4″ allen wrench. Turn the kitchen sink faucet on, if the sink still drains. Insert the allen wrench in the hexagonal hole beneath the disposer. Begin working the wrench clockwise and counter clockwise. This should help work the obstruction loose. When the chamber feels it is moving more freely than when you first started working with the wrench, turn the faucet off. Reach into the disposer (all power off) and remove the obstruction.
  5. Back to the bottom of the disposer, find a button. This is the internal circuit breaker for the garbage disposal. Push it. Resupply current to the garbage disposer switch if you turned it off at the breaker panel. Turn the water on, then the switch. The garbage disposer should work if it has not burned itself out. If there is still debris left in the grinding chamber, you will need to repeat these steps.

Avoid using a plunger. Only plunge the disposer as a last option. Plunging could force the seals in the disposer out of place and create leaks.

Diagnosing and fixing the drainage problem for a sink, shower or tube 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.

Adding a garbage disposal unit to an old drain line, composed of cast iron or galvanized pipe is not recommended. This can be done. However, the piping material will develop pitting inside the pipe. This will provide a place for food particles to lodge. Then, more particles are added. You may not see a problem for quite a while. However, where the food particles are building, bio-mat is also building in the line. Here, you now have the problem of carbon material and moisture stuck in place. Using the idea of having a protein stain on an article of clothing being laundered; you would use a protein detergent to remove the stain. The same principle applies here, carbon material such as decaying food, lies against the pipe, which is also a carbon material. This aides in weakening the walls of the pipe.

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Septic Remediation in North Smithfield , RI part – II

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GARBAGE DISPOSAL NOT WORKING

Garbage disposers can often be the culprit behind a clogged kitchen sink. This usually occurs when an object has been deliberately or accidentally thrown into the garbage disposer and the garbage disposer will not grind the object. The disposer will become jammed or clogged. Either way, the object is impeding the ability to use the sink drain. We have provided step -by- step instruction on how to determine if your garbage disposer is causing your kitchen sink to become backed up.

Before performing the steps in diagnosing your garbage disposal, please acknowledge all safety precautions. Disconnect power in as many places as you can!

Normally, before a disposer will burn itself out when jammed, the internal circuit breaker, or Ground Fault Circuit interrupter will trip, discontinuing power to the disposer. Before pressing the reset button, you should take steps to determine what caused the interruption in current.

  1. Disconnect other power sources, to be sure there is no way the power will engage and cause electrical shock, or accidental activation of the disposer, should you clear the blockage.
  2. After the power is disconnected, use a flashlight and peer into the mouth of the garbage disposal. If you can not get your hand inside the mouth of the garbage disposal, use an object that will allow you to detect an obstruction in the grinding chamber. If you can, remove the object.
  3. The center shaft has a 1/4″ allan wrench slot beneath the garbage disposal unit. Use a 1/4″ allan wrench and work the shaft to turn the grinding wheel counter clockwise and clockwise to dislodge anything that may be stuck in the disposer.
  4. If you have the ability to run water without it backing up, turn the water on to help loosen the grinding wheel and flush out the debris as you use the 1/4″ allan wrench.
  5. Once you have determined the garbage disposer is no longer jammed, restore power and press the reset button located beneath the disposal.
  6. Activate the garbage disposal and run water. If the disposer makes no unusual sounds, spins freely and does not trip the circuit, congratulations. You have cleared the jammed disposer.
  7. If the disposer is working but the sink does not drain, you will need to cable the kitchen sink drain line.

 

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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