Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

The Top 5 Most Common Causes of Drain Clogs

Monday, September 28th, 2020

bubbling-drainIt’s almost impossible to avoid all drain clogs, although you can take cautionary steps, put in drain screens, and schedule regular drain cleaning from a professional plumber in Santa Barbara, CA to prevent most of them. But you know that one day you’ll find yourself with a stopped up drain that you can’t fix with a plunger or a simple drain snake. That’s when you can call our plumbers to clear the drain quickly and safely. (Don’t use chemical drain cleaners, please—they can damage the drainpipe.)

To help you better understand what you may be up against, and what you can do to prevent it, we’ve listed the five most common causes of clogged drains.

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Why Do I Have Multiple Clogged Drains in My Home?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

root-clogged-pipeA single clogged drain in Santa Barbara, CA is an annoyance. Sometimes, the clog is a basic one that a sink plunger can remove, or a simple drain snake. Tougher clogs require the work of a professional plumber, not chemical drain cleaners. (We can’t emphasize enough that these bottles of acidic chemicals are both dangerous and ineffective when it comes to drain cleaning. Leave them on the shelf.)

But when more than one drain in a house is clogged, that seems … suspicious. Did they somehow develop the exact same stoppage near their drains at the same time? It sounds unlikely, because it is. Multiple drain clogs are warnings that there are other problems deeper down in the plumbing system that needs plumbers to investigate. Let’s take a look at why you may have this particular trouble in your drains.

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Is a Drain Snake or a Hydro-Jetter Better for Clearing Clogs?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramIf you have a clogged drain in your house, you’ll probably reach for a plunger first to try to clear it. That’s a good idea. For simple clogs, a basic plunger can often take care of the problem. But if the plunger doesn’t do the trick, or the clog comes back only a short time later, what’s the next step? It’s not using chemical drain cleaners! Those are potentially hazardous for drainpipes and don’t take care of obstinate clogs.

The best option is to use either a drain snake or a hydro-jetter. Or, more specifically, call a professional plumber to use a drain snake or hydro-jetter. Although you can find basic hand-cranked drain snakes from stores, the tool we’re talking about is a powerful motorized device that only a plumber can operate effectively. And hydro-jetters aren’t commercially available since they’re dangerous in untrained hands (and too expensive for consumer use).

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5 Safe Drain Unclogging Methods (#5 Is the Best!)

Monday, April 27th, 2020

drain-in-metal-sink-waterThe last thing you want to deal with in a hectic life is handling a clogged shower or sink drain. Unfortunately, these nuisances are among the most common in homes, and even with the best prevention methods, they’ll still crop up to annoy you and bring parts of your day-to-day life to a halt.

There are solutions, of course. One of them is not chemical drain cleaners. These acidic chemicals are dangerous for drainpipes, and they’re dangerous for you and other people in your household. They aren’t that effective either, meaning you’ll end up paying a lot more in the long run for less thorough solution.

Below we’ve listed five safe methods to get rid of that pesky sink or shower clog.

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Stopping a Clogged Sewer Line Before It Starts

Monday, March 16th, 2020

root-clogged-pipeJust looking at this title probably makes you a bit nervous. A clogged sewer line—that sounds bad. And it is. This is one of the biggest plumbing troubles a home can run into. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone trying to fix it. In fact, don’t even think about it. Instead, call our plumbers for the sewer line cleaning necessary. We are experts with both sewer and drain cleaning in Camarillo, CA, and use the best tools to get the job done fast and right.

It’s better, however, to look ahead of the problem and think about prevention. Is a clogged sewer line something you can prevent? Absolutely! Not all factors are under your control, but most are. Below are the ways you can stop a sewer line clog before it starts.

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Am I Responsible for My Home’s Sewer Line?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

broken-sewer-line-illustrationWhen something goes wrong with the sewer line from a house that connects to the sewer main in the center of the street (or wherever it’s located), is repairing the sewer line the responsibility of the city or the homeowner?

People don’t often run up against this question because the sewer line is doing its job. Unfortunately, problems like tree root infiltration, corrosion from age, or breaks due to shifts in the ground (like quakes) can damage a sewer line and require repairs or a full replacement. Then the question “who’s responsible?” becomes an urgent one.

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Can You (Not) Dig It? We Can Repair Your Sewer Line Without Digging!

Monday, June 10th, 2019

backhoe-of-construction-equipmentProblems with a home’s sewer line are among the worst kind of plumbing fiascoes. A broken sewer line will soon mean sewage backing up into the house, clogged drains everywhere, and sewage flowing up to the surface of the yard or garden.

What makes sewer line troubles even worse is how difficult they are to fix. The sewer pipe from the house that connects to the municipal sewer pipe is set down in a ditch that’s only accessible by digging down to it so plumbers can replace sections or even the whole line.

Except… digging is no longer the only way to do the job. There is such a thing as “no-dig” sewer repair. It’s known as trenchless technology, and Husted Plumbing is proud to offer it as a solution to your sewer line woes.

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Why Do I Need Regular Drain Cleaning?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

clearing-of-blocked-drainDrain cleaning isn’t something that anyone’s excited to have done. It’s certainly not the most interesting thing, either. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary for the health of you, your family, and your plumbing system. But drain cleaning is only as effective when done by a professional. We’ll explain why that’s the case.

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Friday, May 25th, 2018

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