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To keep your home’s plumbing system running properly, it is important to have it regularly inspected, repaired and updated by a licensed and experienced plumber. When your plumbing is checked often, you can be assured that you will run into less surprise plumbing issues as well as save more on repairs each year.

As your plumbing system becomes older or requires frequent repairs, it can be advantageous to have your plumbing fixtures replaced. To get your plumbing repaired, inspected or replaced, call Hurlburt Heating, AC & Plumbing at (715) 283-4422 for our expert plumbing services!

How much should it cost to clear a drain?

The cost of clearing a drain can vary depending on the severity of the clog and the method used to clear it. On average, a simple drain cleaning can cost between $75 and $200, while more complex clogs may cost more. It's recommended to get multiple quotes from plumbers to compare prices. However, a professional plumber will be able to give you a more accurate estimate after evaluating the situation.

What do plumbers recommend for unclogging drains?

Plumbers recommend the following methods for unclogging drains:

  • Using a plunger: This is the most common method for unclogging drains; it uses suction and pressure to push the clog through the pipe.
  • A drain snake is a long, flexible tool that is inserted into the pipe to break up and remove the clog.
  • Using an enzymatic cleaner: These cleaners are designed to break down organic matter that can cause clogs, such as hair and soap scum.
  • Using a high-pressure water jet: This method forces clogs and cleans the inside of the pipes by using high-pressure water.

Clogs can be avoided by regularly cleaning your drains, being mindful of what you put down your drains, and installing a drain strainer.

Whether you need your drains cleaned, plumbing remodeled, fixtures or water heater replaced, we can help. Our team of certified plumbers can address any of your plumbing needs.

The Benefits of Plumbing Maintenance

The best way to get the most out of your plumbing system is to have it inspected and repaired frequently. Detecting issues early on ensures that plumbing problems do not become costly repairs down the road. Plumbing maintenance generally consists of a test of your water pressure, removal of sediment build up around faucets and drains, a test of your drains, inspections of your pipes and joints and a check of your toilets.

Why You May Need a Plumbing Repair

When it comes to plumbing issues, it may be hard to determine when you need a plumbing repair. Some signs you should have your plumbing repaired include:

  • Your toilet is running, clogged or leaking.
  • Your pipes are leaking or have burst.
  • You have slow or clogged drains.
  • Your home’s water pressure is too low.
  • You are unable to receive hot water.

Another indication you need to call a plumber is if you smell sewage odors in your home. When your plumbing systems are not working as they should, it can be inconvenient and pose a threat to your home and your health. If the plumbing issue you are experiencing prevents your home from operating properly or could damage your home, it is considered a plumbing emergency.

When to Get Your Plumbing Systems Replaced

Your home’s plumbing system is integral to keeping your home operational and safe from water damage. However, as your plumbing wears down and ages, it can cost you hundreds or thousands in repair costs. Depending on the type of material your plumbing is made out of, you should replace your plumbing typically around every 20-50 years. Polyvinyl chloride, cast iron, copper and brass are the most durable and longest lasting materials, whereas galvanized steel lasts the shortest amount of time.

Regardless of the type material your plumbing systems are made out of, it is important to have your plumbing regularly inspected to know when it is time to repair your plumbing versus when it is time to replace it. To learn more about our plumbing services, contact us today!

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