Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

This Popular Cleaning Solution Can Ruin Your Drains

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Drainage-Draining-Sink-WaterWe’ve all been there at some point in time. You’re using the kitchen sink, when suddenly wastewater fills up the sink, and turning on the disposal doesn’t help. Or, you’re brushing your teeth in the bathroom sink, watching it fill up with water instead of draining the way it’s supposed to. Clogged drains can be frustrating, and if the problem is serious, you want a solution—fast.

Many homeowners turn to chemical drain cleaners to do the trick, hoping they will solve a problem with a slow drain faster. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. And even when it is, chemical drain cleaners can still ruin your drains. Learn more in the guide below, and find out what expert plumbers recommend as an alternative.

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4 Ways to Prevent Drains from Clogging

Monday, January 18th, 2016

A clogged drain is one of the most annoying problems a homeowner has to deal with, and also one of the most frequent plumbing issues. Here’s how you can prevent your drains from ever clogging in the first place.

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Could Your Home Benefit from Drain Cleaning Service?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

When you notice a small drain clog in your home, there are a couple of things you can try without calling a plumber for help. For drains that are moving a little slowly, there could just be some minor buildup, which a mixture of baking soda followed by vinegar may be able to help. In other cases, a home plunger can dislodge the blockage enough to send it back down the drains.

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Why Schedule Bio-Clean Pipe System Treatment Services?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Our plumbing systems are incredibly important in our day to day lives. Every time you brush your teeth, shower, or do the dishes, you depend upon your plumbing system to supply you with the clean, potable water necessary to accomplish these tasks. Of course, you must also know that your plumbing system is capable of disposing of this water in a hygienic, convenient manner when you are done with it. This is where many homeowners encounter problems with their plumbing systems. It is also why you are wise to consider scheduling Bio-Clean pipe system treatment services in Oak Grove. The professional plumbers at Air Mechanical, Inc. have some information that should help you to understand why this is such a great idea. 

When your drains back up, the last thing that you should do is to run out to the hardware store to purchase harsh, ineffective chemical cleaners. These are bad for the environment and really won’t stand a chance of effectively clearing out your drains. Bio-Clean doesn’t rely on corrosive chemicals in order to clean your drains. Instead, it uses bacteria in order to remove organic waste from the drains. This bacteria will eat its way through organic materials, such as grease, food scraps, paper, etc., without putting the integrity of your pipes themselves at risk.

This is a great way to remove clogs from your drains, but that is not the only benefit that Bio-Clean pipe system treatment services have to offer. By using Bio-Clean, you can also help to eliminate unpleasant odors in your home. A lot of these odors are the result of organic matter building up and rotting in your drains. It is precisely this type of matter that is targeted by the bacteria in Bio-Clean. Plus, this bacteria will attack organic waste in your drains from any direction necessary, meaning that it isn’t just going to flow in one direction as it follows gravity’s pull, as chemical cleaners do.

We have the answers you need to determine if this is the right step for your plumbing system. If so, our professional plumbers will ensure that the job is completed properly every step of the way.

If you have any further questions or if you are ready to schedule Bio-Clean pipe system treatment services in Oak Grove, just call Air Mechanical, Inc. today. 

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Plumbing: Why Do I Smell Sewage Around My Home?

Monday, April 1st, 2013

The smell of sewage in the area surrounding your home, or even while in your home can be irritating. Indeed, one of the major reasons for modern plumbing techniques is to eliminate the smell of organic waste in and around the home. Unfortunately, the problem is not superficial, but probably indicates a serious problem with your wastewater system that requires immediate professional attention. Because there can be a variety of reasons for the odor, it’s best to let a professional take care of the job. Not only is your home plumbing system complicated, but also leak detection can be difficult and time-consuming. You need a plumber. For comprehensive plumbing in Plymouth, MN, including sewer lines, call the professionals at Air Mechanical!

The smell of sewage around your home is probably the result of a damaged sewer main. The sewer main, or line as it is often called, connects your wastewater plumbing to a septic tank or municipal waste management system. It is a vital component of disposing wastewater safely and quickly. If it is cracked, collapsed, or otherwise damaged, it can begin to leak that wastewater into the surrounding soil. Beyond the smell of sewage, other symptoms include wet spots in the yard and systemic blockage of your fixtures.

While the smell is unmistakable, it’s not obvious what the cause of the problem is. If your sewer main is very old, it may have collapsed under the pressure of shifting soil, whether due to erosion, or construction nearby. The roots of trees exert incredible amounts of pressure and can often penetrate an underground pipe over time. If your pipe is collapsed, your plumber will need to burst it open first before sending through a replacement.

While sewer line repair and replacement used to require major excavation of your backyard to access the pipe and lay the new one in the ground, today’s trenchless technology requires only two relatively small access pits on either side of the problematic pipe. The result is a faster and more economical process. For plumbing services in Plymouth, MN, call the experts at Air Mechanical today!

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