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Tips to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

A kitchen sink clog can be frustrating. Before calling a plumber, you can try some of these tips. If the sink drain is still clogged, our expert team can help!

Kitchen Sink Clog Tips

All Ways Drains provides expert drain cleaning services. If you aren’t able to fix a clog using the above tips, give us a call at 612-922-9422 or contact us. We can get your drain flowing again!

Everything You Need to Know About Water Jetting

Recurring slow drains and clogs can be frustrating. Not only can this type of situation lead to sewer backups, but it may also potentially contaminate the home’s water source. If you experience constant problems with this, it’s a good idea to look into smart, professional solutions for cleaning the pipes. Such a solution is water jetting. In addition to being effective, it also offers a variety of other environmental and economical benefits. As the experts in water jetting for Maplewood, we have put together an outline of this service and what you should know about it. 

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What it Is

Water jetting is a non-invasive plumbing solution that clears pipes by removing blockages effectively. It involves the use of high-pressure water, which can remove debris, clogs, and buildup from the plumbing system. In the past, rodding or snaking was the only solution through which plumbers powered a hole through the accumulation. However, water jetting is more prevalent among plumbers now.

How it Works

It’s simple; water jetting solves such drain issues by pumping high-pressure water in the pipes. The jet works with gravity and forces the pipes to clear up. Simply share the details of your clog with our professional plumbers and we can come out to inspect your plumbing system and evaluate the drain issues to understand if water jetting is required.

After the inspection, the plumber will find the ideal spot to insert a hose and begin pumping the water. Since the hose is highly durable, it will be able to shoot about 20 gallons of water a minute. This high water pressure will force the material blocking the pipes to flow down the pipe system. Regardless of whether the pipe has grease or mineral build-up, hydro jetting will take care of it.

When it’s Needed

Sometimes, a homemade or store-bought drain cleaner isn’t enough to get rid of the blockage. That’s where water jetting from All Ways Drains comes in. One indicator that you may require water jetting includes a smelly kitchen sink that repetitively clogs up. A plumber can help eradicate the obstructions in your pipes and allow you to live clog-free.

Benefits

There are so many benefits to water jetting including:

  • It’s safe for the environment
  • Little downtime
  • Cuts down on future service calls
  • Cleaner pipes
  • Helps save money
  • And more

Ready to learn more about water jetting? Even the toughest clogs can’t stand up to water jetting! For water jetting at your Maplewood area home or business, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Is Your Home’s Plumbing Prepared for Cold Weather?

Summers always go by quickly, but this one went especially fast. It’s September already which means it’s time to start preparing the home for colder months ahead. There are a few major plumbing maintenance tasks as well as essential repairs that should be performed before winter if possible. One of these tasks includes water heater repair. As the experts in plumbing repair including water heater repair for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, we’d like to cover some of these important tasks.

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Water Heater Repair

A water heater can be one of the most relied upon modern conveniences in the home and at All Ways Drains, our job is to make sure it’s something you can depend on. The older a water heater gets, the more likely it is to break down. As a general rule, a tank style water heater will last, on average, 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is pushing the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace. It is possible for a water heater to last almost twice this long, but it is advisable to have it checked.

You should also check your water heater for rust or corrosion; this is a huge indicator of the need for water heater replacement. Most hot water tanks are made out of steel and will eventually rust. You may even notice rust in your hot water when it’s drawn from the tap. It is important you call us to take a look and determine if you require water heater replacement right away.

As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. This causes strange noises as well as lower efficiency.

Can’t get your water to warm up? Give us a call for water heater repair as soon as possible so you can enjoy hot showers all winter!

Pipe Repair or Replacement 

Old, outdated pipes can cause a multitude of problems including freezing. Galvanized pipes can cause low water pressure and blockage. If you see signs of rust on the pipes or if they suffer from low water pressure or repeated clogs or leaks then we recommend repiping with copper or PEX pipes, which do not rust. When you enlist All Ways Drains, we can replace old outdated types of piping systems with new copper or PEX piping that can last you much longer.

Appliance Repair

Appliances always seem to act up at the most inopportune time. So, if you’ve been noticing a small problem all summer, have it fixed before it can turn into a big problem this winter. If you are dealing with a leaky faucet, clogged drain or broken garbage disposal, suffer no more! Give us a call and we can send someone out to your home as soon as possible.

When you are in need of plumbing fixture and water heater repair, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422. Or, contact us today for a Free Estimate.

Water Jetting/Hydro Jetting to Get Your Drains Back Up & Running

Every now and then, a drain can become super clogged. This can be a frustrating experience that can affect the overall comfort of a home with no end in sight. Right now, we are spending a lot of time in our homes so comfort and convenience is of utmost importance. That is where professional plumbing comes in. Here at All Ways Drains, we offer high pressure water-jetting or hydro jetting for the Edina area and can help get your drains running like they should in no time. Technology is constantly advancing and making once impossible or highly invasive jobs more cost-effective and less invasive. Water jetting, also known as hydro-jetting is just one of those inventions.

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Many people might think hydro jetting is only for commercial use. However, it is more than appropriate for residential home plumbing troubles. Hydro jetting is a versatile system and works well for both large and small jobs. Even the toughest clogs can’t stand up to hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is a popular solution that provides clean, safe and fast relief; it is an efficient process that is completely safe on your drains. Hydro jetting is probably one of the coolest parts of our jobs. Using a high-pressure water jet, our technicians at All Ways Drains can quickly clear out years of hardened debris from your drains. The water jet is also powerful enough to smooth the inner texture of the pipe, which gets rid of any porous patches that form clogs. This prevents future clogs before they start and gets your pipes back up and working like they should.

The major benefits to hydro jetting versus chemical, cable or snake cleaning is that water jetting is much more effective on grease clogs and things like sludge, dirt and sand. Where a cable just tends to pass through these items and spread them out, the hydro jetter is capable of actually cleaning these materials from the pipe and getting it out of the pipe rather than basically spreading it through the pipe. It is also possible to cut invasive roots faster and better with the hydro jetter.

Have a super clog? Give us a call at All Ways Drains today! We take pride in our outstanding customer service and want to be sure that if you are ever in need of water jetting or any other of our many services, you will come to us first. We understand that now more than ever it is vital for you to find a plumber you can trust and that’s why we strive to be that type of plumber for you.

For information on hydro jetting in the Edina area, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

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