Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain Services’ Category

How We Clean Your Drains—And Why You Want Us To

Monday, February 11th, 2019

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramDrain cleaning is a term that often gets lumped together with the so-called “drain cleaners” people can purchase off store shelves. We wish this connection didn’t exist! Pouring these acidic chemicals down drains can do more harm than good, and they’re highly toxic. They certainly don’t “clean” drains, but instead only chew through obstructions just enough to allow water to flow through.

Genuine professional drain cleaning is actual drain cleaning. Our plumbers use special tools to do the job so that the interiors of your drain pipes are scoured clean of debris like food deposits, fat and grease buildup, soap scum, and mineral deposits.

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Why Are There Bad Odors From My Garbage Disposal?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

girl-pinching-noseYou never want any bad smells to come from sections of the house, such as moldy odors from the air vents. (This is a common problem called “dirty sock syndrome,” and our HVAC technicians can help you out if it occurs.) But few odors are more distressing and downright unpleasant than foul smells coming from a stinky garbage disposal.

What is the cause of these terrible odors? There are a couple of possibilities we’ll look over, and we’ll also tell you how we can help. We have the professional plumbing in Acton, MA to fix any disposal, drain, or other home plumbing trouble you’ve got.

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3 Ways to Unclog Drains before Calling a Plumber

Monday, August 28th, 2017

faucet-two-handles-onWhen you have trouble with your drains, the best thing you can do is reach out to a team of skilled professional plumbers. That is, of course, unless you can unclog it on your own. You may think that, as a plumbing company, we’d try to stop you from doing the job on your own. But we’re here to help. If we can save you the hassle and cost of calling in a plumber, we will do whatever we can.

However, there is a right and a wrong way to unclog a drain. Sometimes, you really do need to call in the pros. But we want to give you some ideas of what you might try first.

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How You Can Prevent 4 Common Drain Clogs

Monday, April 10th, 2017

water-drain-sinkAsk any plumber about the emergency plumbing repair call they hear most often, and they’ll tell you: drain clogs. When you cannot use the drains in your kitchen or bathroom, it can ruin your plans, or it can even create a health hazard if there’s any backup as a result.

Thankfully, many drain clogs are preventable. Avoid an emergency call to your local plumber in Groton, MA by learning how to prevent these common sources of drain blockage.

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Don’t Put These Items Down the Kitchen Sink

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

When the kitchen sink drain clogs, it’s an annoyance that can throw off your whole day. Maybe you had planned to try a new meal to cook for the family that night, or maybe you were just getting around to the sink full of dishes that piled up during today’s dinner party.

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Why Over-the-Counter Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Not Good

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

If you are hosting any of the holidays this year, your kitchen is going to get a workout, especially your sink and, if you have it, garbage disposal. If you find that your sinks are slow after the deluge of food and liquids being poured down them, don’t reach for the over-the-counter chemical bottle to help. Instead, call the plumbing pros at Basnett Plumbing & Heating to help clean your drains the right way.

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Services You May Need for Your Drains

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The drains in your home carry a lot of responsibility, since you would be unable to make use of your sinks, showers, and tubs without them. Chances are, you haven’t thought much about the condition of your drains unless you’ve noticed a serious problem with your drainage. And when this dismaying event occurs, you’ll find you may have taken for granted the comforts of the modern day home plumbing system.

Take a look at some of the most common drain services performed in Littleton, and be sure to schedule service with the technicians who have been in the business for over 25 years at Basnett Plumbing & Heating.

  • Drain Installation or Replacement: You may need drains installed if you’ve just moved into a new home, are installing a new appliance, or if older pipes have corroded. Professional installation is necessary for all drain pipes, even if it is just a small extension to accommodate a new sink or washing machine. This is because drain pipes must be sized for your home and to the specifications of the new appliance or fixture.
  • Drain Repair: You may not need to renovate your entire piping system if a pipe has burst. Sometimes, drain pipes or sewer pipes break because of a pressure imbalance or even because of tree root infiltration rather than widespread corrosion throughout the pipes. The cost of drain repair is a wide range dependent on the level of damage sustained and the method of repair that is necessary to seal the pipes.
  • Removing Clogs: Plumbers have tools to remove clogs which work far more effectively than home drain cleaning liquids and small drain snakes or wires. Professionals carry large augers that can latch on to clogs deep within the pipes, or they sometimes use powerful jets of water to blast blockage out into the sewer.
  • Drain Maintenance and Cleaning: If you schedule maintenance with a trained technician every year, you can rest assured that there are no potential leaks in your drain line or find out that you need to schedule repairs before a leak damages your property. Your plumber should also clean your drains during maintenance to keep clogs from occurring later on.

Call the drain experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating for superior drain services in Littleton.

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