As Popular Mechanics will admit, do-it-yourself projects can often be very rewarding, and while many are better to dive into head first and learn along the way, plumbing is a whole different beast. Those who have ever tapped into the world of plumbing, professionally or not, know that what may at first glance appear as a fairly simple system is anything but that. Many homeowners appreciate being able to complete their own fixes and repairs, and while this can prove to be cost-efficient at times, at others it can be the quickest way to increase your utilities bill. Anyone wondering how home repairs can go awry need only consult Home Improvement‘s “Tim the Toolman Taylor” for some tips. Never at Certified Plumbing do we intend to rob you of the joy of taking the initiative to learn something new and complete a project on your own. What we to intend to do is to help you avoid plumbing disasters that can spring up from attempting even simple plumbing leak repairs.
Our desire is to make sure that Macomb County doesn’t pay more than is necessary to keep its plumbing functioning properly and its water bill as low as possible. That includes addressing what may initially seem to be minor issues such as leaks. A small leak left alone can wreak havoc on a utility bill, even if the problem doesn’t grow. One tip we can offer while you call Macomb County’s Certified Plumbing is to become familiar with your plumbing shutoff valves. While we don’t recommend trial and error and fiddling around to learn about your plumbing, a thoughtfully installed system may have indicators that could help you put a stop to your leak while we are on our way to repair it.
Allow us to do those plumbing leak repairs that are “no big deal” so that they don’t become big deals. It is our pleasure and our passion.
Let’s be honest: sewers are gross. They transport and move waste from our sinks and toilets to industrial facilities that deal with the matter. Because of what we flush and allow down the drain into our sewer system, unpleasant smells often occur. Most of the time we don’t smell them, but sometimes, our noses are able to pick up the unpleasant odor that our sewer systems create.
Sewer smells are caused by a variety of things such as back up, leaks, ill-fitting pipe connections, and vent pipes that are too short. Sewer smells can also be caused by sewers that backup or burst and then leave their contents out in the open.
Before you call a professional, try this DIY method for removing sewer smells. To complete this job you’ll need to gather a few supplies: white vinegar, baking soda, bleach, mineral oil, and hot water.
Warning: Never mix bleach and vinegar, as this will cause toxic gas to be created and released into the air. This is why rinsing the drain before you pour the bleach down is essential.
If this method of removal doesn’t work, it’s time to call a member of our team to come solve the problem. Sewer smells aren’t pleasant and aren’t healthy to be inhaling, especially if they’ve gotten to the point of expelling gas and other chemicals.
An entire sixty percent of homeowners are reported to be exposed to wetness below their homes, and even more to be at risk for flooding. This is especially true of homes that are in low-lying areas and those prone to accumulating precipitation or melting snow runoff. As we’ve addressed before, water can cause unfriendly damages to your home including mold and mildew, peeling paint, and an unhealthy living environment. Knowing how simply and quickly water can incur these expensive damages to a home, we are pleased to be able to explain a bit about how a sump pump can keep you and your home from becoming another statistic; at least a keep you from becoming a negative one.
More commonly found in newer homes due to the Clean Water Act of 1987, sump pumps are by no means commonplace considering the number of older structures still in good usable condition today. If the home you love does not make use of a sump pump, you may be doing that lovable home a favor by investing in one.
Sump pumps remove water that could damage your home by first collecting it. These wonderful machines sit in a low-lying pit, called a sump pit, in the lowest point of your homes basement or crawl space. Moisture collects in these low areas and is there directed into these sump pits. Once enough water has collected, the centrifugal pump on which the sump operates forces the water through pipes that carry the liquid to a point where it can drain safely away from your home’s foundation.
Magic! Or something like it.
As Macomb County’s Certified Plumbers, we want to help you in acquiring and installing a sump pump to keep your home from any unnecessary damage. If your existing sump pump needs dire attention, you know who to call. We stand ready to serve you!
It’s critical for both homeowners and prospective home buyers to have their sewer line inspected and, if necessary, repaired. This is because sewers are important components in how a home functions. They move water, cooking liquid, grease, soap, detergents, and waste away from the home. Without properly functioning sewers, homes can become stinky and unsanitary.
Anyone who lives in a home could be eligible for an inspection. However, for homeowners and buyers that are living in or interested in a home that was built more than 20 years ago, a sewer inspection can be a good idea. Sewer lines that were made over 20 years ago could have been made with Orangeburg pipes- a type of pipe that is made out of tar paper that is known for collapsing.
Homes that have trees or are built in dry climates could also benefit from a sewer inspection because sometimes tree roots can reach out and burst through sewer pipes when they don’t receive the water that they need. Roots bursting sewer pipes can result in evacuation and repair.
Small problems like cracks should be repaired as soon as possible in order to avoid the problem getting worse. After the problem has gotten worse, it is harder and costly to fix. When it comes to dealing with waste products from sewers, no problem is considered a minor problem and every effort should be put into solving the issue and preventing it from getting worse.
If you find yourself in need of sewer repair services, look no further than our office. By picking up the phone and dialing our number, you can start the process of having your sewer problem reversed.
We’ll send a member of our team out to insect the sewer line in question, and then, if you are indeed in need of a repair, we can repair it. We’ll repair everything from minor cracks and abrasions to busted pipes.
Our team can have the job done in no time, which means that you can get on with your day to day life without worrying about your sewers for more than the time that it takes to call us and schedule an appointment.
If you have a sewer that’s in need of repair you know who to call!
In past years the number of untrustworthy sewer cleaning businesses has nearly doubled, leaving anyone who finds themselves with a clogged sewer vulnerable to scams and disappointment. Some scammers simply won’t fix the problem, while others may make it appear is if your sewer needs more service than it actually does in order to get more money from you.
Luckily, our company is scam free and available to help you with your sewer problems, should you choose to hire us. To help you decide if we’re the right company for you, here is a short breakdown of what our company can offer you and why you should choose us.
Our team of professionals are some of the friendliest in the business. The men and women who conduct home visits in order to fix your sewage problems have experience dealing with curious kids and excited pets. They will greet you with a smile and make sure that you’re smiling when they leave. Our team is also respectful and mindful of your well-being, safety, and personal space.
Our team of experts are highly knowledgeable and skilled in their trade. They are certified and have completed the required schooling and work experience that is necessary to consider themselves professionals. Our team is always learning and improving their techniques to make sure that they can get the job done in the most efficient manner.
After you request our services, you can be sure that we’ll have a member of our team there as soon as possible. Once he or she arrives, we’ll do our best to solve the problem quickly so that you can get on with your day. Most problems can be solved within a matter of minutes as we know how to fix them and have the skills to locate the issue which helps to speed up the process.
Sewer services can be expensive, and we understand that. That’s why we pride ourselves on offering our services at an affordable price. Our prices are high enough to pay our professionals what they deserve, but not cheap enough to be too good to be true.
Not only is our company friendly, knowledgeable and time efficient, but we also offer a large range of sewer cleaning services such as drain snaking, sewage cleanup, and hydrojetting.
For a longer list of what we can offer, we encourage you to contact our main office and speak with one of our employees. We look forward to hearing from you!
…a wonderful thing, isn’t it? More powerful computers than used to fill entire rooms now fit in our pockets. Physical distance is no longer a reason to remain out of touch with loved ones with advancements in communication technology. And traditional plumbing methods have been obsolesced by chemical drain cleaners. Right? Wrong. There have been some very beneficial, not to mention incredible, technological advancements in the last couple of decades. However, as easy as it might be to come by a bottle of any handful of chemical drain cleaners in virtually any general store, we have some serious reservations against including this among the list of either the beneficial or the incredible. Our main concern?
We apologize if the concern seems redundant, but let us explain. These chemical compounds are mixtures of material specifically designed to burn and eat away at build up in your sink, your tub, and any other place you might have a drainage stop. This very convenience is also the downfall of cleaners of this nature: they burn and eat away at your drain clogs because they are toxic. As toxins, these also eat away at anything else they come into contact with, including your pipes themselves. This means that the very tool that you may be used to reduce your plumbing problems is actually causing more. A bigger problem occurs when these pipes either become too weak or don’t fully unclog with the help of those toxic liquids just poured down them. This then requires the work of a professional plumber to repair those damaged pipes, thereby risking exposure to a chemical “spill”/splash from the built-up drain cleaner. Even if the cleaner does happen to unclog your pipes, the personal risk of exposure to lingering toxic fumes and the subsequent natural risk of disposing “empty” bottles of unnaturally combined chemicals seem together to be enough to find an alternative solution to your clogged pipes.
Give Certified Plumbing in Macomb County, MI a call to discuss options for clearing out your pipes. We have the tools and the prowess to do the job with less risk to you, future plumbers, and our beautiful earth. As your neighbors and your friends, we don’t want to see you misled into trusting products that could do more harm than good. Let us do what we do best and employ our plumbing expertise in your service!
It is not enough to have a couple of numbers for several plumbing contractors. If you have an issue at home and you need professional help, having several options will make you a bit indecisive. This is why you need to figure out and find just one company to turn to when your plumbing system is faulty.
Each company will have their own list and description, but it will all boil down to these:
You need to find a plumbing cleaning company who lives in the vicinity. Someone from your town or the neighboring one at most. It takes time to get to your home, so you need someone closer. It will also be useful to have someone who lives in the area since you will both be knowledgeable about updates on water supply.
Another point to consider is the range of their services. If you are thinking of making them a long-term contact, it is best to get someone who offers more services like Certified Plumbing. This ensures that they can solve any plumbing issue you encounter.
A finished home provides a lot of self-fulfillment. But, you should not be too lax about the use of the house. It is still very important to conduct regular house maintenance including cleaning the drain. Inside of every house are water drain lines that carry sewage and gray water out. Keeping these lines clean and flowing is equal to keeping the home healthy. A lot of homeowners forget this is necessary, and only notice the need when a leak or clog occurs.
It is essential to know that all types of plumbing and drainage repairs are best done by professionals. There will be sections hidden from the visible eye and they can be affected as well. If you don’t have the right equipment and knowledge, it is best to set aside a budget for professional drain cleaning repairs than spend a lot on damages caused by amateur fixing.
They say that ‘prevention is better than cure’. This is true even with drains. To stop the development of too much bacteria in the pipes causing clogging, you need to clean it regularly. A good timeline would be a professional cleaning once a year. You can then pour a cleaning solution to the drains every four to six months depending on how heavy the use of the facilities are.
Clogs can sometimes happen in the main sewer lines, requiring excavation and replacement of parts if repair is required. This will be costly and will affect the entire system. If you clean regularly, you can avoid this.
Keep in mind 24-hour service providers like Certified Plumbing. They can provide you with advice on what cleaning solutions to use and take a look at the current condition of your drainage pipes. They are able to provide services any time of the day so it is more convenient for you.
Faulty plumbing issues can be very detrimental to the usual daily lives of a family. They need to be solved right away to lessen the trouble. The best way to make this work is by having a contact ready once the problem occurs. However, it is not easy to find a good company, most especially a reliable one. A new type of service provider today provides all night plumbing services. This is a very lucrative feature since a lot of issues happen during the night when everyone is home. It is frustrating to wait for the next day before you can do your business, so someone who can fix the problem even at the dead of dawn is highly in-demand. Certified Plumbing belongs to this category of providers and have been trusted by many households for their needs. The following are the advantages of having a good provider on hand.
Installation and remodeling are already costly so you won’t like to spend more on repairs early on. If you get someone who are good at their job, you can rest assured the work is efficient and durable. It will take years for any type of maintenance or repair is needed.
Once the problem is noticed, you already have someone in mind to call. This saves you a lot of time. Also, it takes the worry of having to deal with faulty plumbing through the night. In the case of installation, good providers will always take your opinion into consideration. All elements will be arranged to match ergonomic standards and still match your preferences.
Having someone trusted to work on your home pays off in terms of work quality. They will always work flawlessly minding how the steps they take might affect the value of the entire place. Keeping everything working at its full potential increases the value of the house.
Drain snakes to be precise, and that’s not all, either. In fact, Certified Plumbing has any and all the tools we could need to take care of any and all drain clogs that you may be experiencing in your home. We say ‘experiencing’ intentionally. Many of us know the joy of attempting to use our sink, or perhaps simply enjoying a warm shower, only to find that the drain is no longer living up to its name. Maybe you are even finding material doing just the opposite of draining. This is why Certified Plumbing comes prepared to tackle the hairiest (yes, also intentional) drain clogs.
Much more friendly than a cornered garden snake, drain snakes utilize a metal wire with an end designed to grab hold of hair, grime, and other buildup, allowing the user to pull out any stoppages that are keeping your pipes from functioning properly. These tools come in many shapes and sizes and each are used for specific jobs; different factors play into which will be more useful:
While your local rent-a-something might have a cheap pipe cleaner, it is entirely possible to cause pipe damage and even greater blockage without a professional’s experience and expertise. It is our pleasure to provide that expertise so that you don’t have to deal with more blockage problems than the one you are currently facing.
Another common approach to drain cleaning is a chemical one. Though chemical drain cleaners may seem to function well, their high toxicity levels simultaneously pose a number of concerns:
Fumes are unhealthy to inhale and linger long after the cleaner has been used
Should the blockage continue, a plumber may have to open your piping and risk exposure to a chemical “spill”/splash
The toxicity could damage your piping, causing more problems in the long run
Residue left in the “empty” bottle is damaging to the environment
Don’t sacrifice the assurance of a job well done for a potentially hazardous approach to cleaning your drains. Give us a call and we’ll provide you with a free estimate on snaking your drains.
Trust your neighbors. Trust your friends.
We at Certified Plumbing: Plumbing and Drain Service are proud to call ourselves your neighbor and friend. The next time the plunger doesn’t work to clean up a clogged drain of yours, allow us the opportunity to employ our plumbing in your service. We won’t let you down.