One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for February, 2020

What to Do When Your Drains Stop Up

Family Washing Hands At Kitchen Sink

One of the most frustrating issues for a homeowner to deal with is when a fixture or sink won’t drain properly. You could be doing something as simple as brushing your teeth when suddenly you notice your bathroom sink is backing up with water. Or you could be taking a shower when it turns into something that resembles a bath instead.

Chances are, you’ll look for a quick solution, such as chemical, store-bought drain cleaners. But we encourage you to contact our professionals instead.

“Why Not Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners?”

After all, it seems like these drain cleaning chemicals would be the easiest way to unclog backed up drains, right? But half the time, they don’t actually work. This is because the chemicals in drain cleaning liquids may be formulated to dissolve some types of clogs, but not all of them—like grease. Chemical drain cleaners might only move the clog further down the drain.

There are other reasons to avoid these chemical “solutions,” too. They’re highly toxic and can wear down the lining of your pipes if used too often.

“So, I Can Never Relieve Clogs on My Own?”

Well, we …

The Benefits of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless Water Heater

It
might seem odd to imagine a water heater without a tank but they do
exist. And what’s more these types of systems are known for being quite
reliable and efficient. Tankless water heaters are being used around the
country to provide hot water when it is needed while using less water
and energy than their multi-gallon-holding predecessors.

If you are in the market for a new water heating system, or you are trying to choose a water heater for your new home, we would urge you to consider a tankless water heater in Raleigh & Durham, NC as one of your options. And we want to explain how this water heater could help meet your home comfort needs.

How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?

A tankless water heater, in simple terms, heats water as it is
requested. This means that when you turn on the shower or start washing
dishes, water is filtered through your tankless heater to be heated and
then sent to its destination. Unlike the tank water heater which stores
gallons of water and keeps that water at …

Plumbing Services You Should Know About

Professional PlumberProfessional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.

It is fairly common practice for people to discover certain plumbing
services only after they encounter an issue that requires them. This is,
again, a widespread practice but it is also less efficient because it
is reactive. We like to encourage people to be proactive because it
saves them time, money, and stress in the long run.

So, how exactly can someone be proactive about taking care of their plumbing in Raleigh & Durham, NC? You look ahead so you know what you can expect. Think of it this way: would you walk into a salon or a barbershop just hoping they have someone who can fix the issue you want to be resolved? Probably not–you likely call ahead or check online to make sure they can do what you want.

One Call Plumbing is proud to be a reliable source for your plumbing
services and, in the interest of helping you be proactive about caring
for your home plumbing, we want to give you a quick look at some of the
key …