My Drain Company Blog : Archive for November, 2013

Thanksgiving, 2013: The Presidential Turkey Pardon

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Thanksgiving began in 1621, but didn’t become a national holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln declared it in hopes of bringing a divided nation together. We have many Thanksgiving traditions in this country, from turkey at the meal to the annual Cowboys and Lions games on television. But one of the most beloved is the annual Presidential turkey pardon, in which the U.S. President “pardons” a turkey to life in a petting zoo rather than ending up as someone’s main course. As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, we thought you’d like to know a little more about the history of this fascinating tradition.

Farmers have sent turkeys to the White House as far back as the 1800s, hoping to have the honor of providing the President’s annual meal. There have been scattered stories of individual turkeys being “pardoned” throughout that time, including one in which President Lincoln’s son Tad successfully convinced the president to spare a bird intended for the family’s Christmas dinner.

Starting in 1947, the National Turkey Federation became the official supplier of the President’s Thanksgiving birds. The White House arranged for an annual photo op that year with the President receiving the turkey in the Rose Garden. Sadly, there was no pardon as yet; those birds all ended up on the Presidential table.

The push for an official pardon picked up steam in 1963, when President Kennedy ask that the bird be spared just a few days before his assassination. President Nixon opted to send each of the birds he received to a nearby petting zoo after the photo op, though there was no formal pardon attached.

But it wasn’t until 1989 that the pardon became official. On November 14 of that year, President George H. W. Bush made the announcement, and sent the bird to a Virginia game preserve to live the rest of its life out in cranberry-and-stuffing-free bliss. Since then, every President has held an annual pardoning ceremony, with the lucky turkey spared the axe and sent off to live in peace. Since 2005, the pardoned birds have gone to Disneyland in Anaheim, California where they have lived as part of a petting zoo exhibit in Frontierland.

No matter what traditions you enjoy this holiday, or who you enjoy them with, all of us here wish you a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving weekend.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The first place you go in the morning is probably to the bathroom to get your day started with a nice warm shower. Probably the last place you go before bed is also the bathroom to brush your teeth. All of this near-constant use can cause a variety of common issues. My Drain Company Inc provides bathroom plumbing repair services in Glendale, CA and we wanted to share some of the most common problems that we see so that you can keep your eyes and ears open for them.

Bathroom Plumbing Repair in Glendale, CA

Give us a call here at My Drain Company Inc if you’re having any issues with your bathroom plumbing and need a plumber in Glendale, CA.

  • Clogs – Probably the most common call for service that we get is for clogs in the bathroom plumbing. For showers and bathroom sinks, hair and soap scum are often the culprits of clogs. For toilets, it’s usually solid waste and toilet paper. If you’ve tried breaking up the clog with a plunger, call My Drain Company Inc for bathroom plumbing repair in Glendale, CA.
  • Leaks – Any piece of equipment that deals with a lot of water daily is going to eventually start to leak. Leaks from the faucet and from the shower are pretty standard problems. However, if you hear your toilet constantly running it likely means that there is water leaking through the flapper which might need replacing. Also, leaks from underneath the sink are common problems so keep an eye out for that.
  • Slow drains –Before they actually develop clogs, your drains and bathroom plumbing might start to slow down. This is a great time to call for bathroom plumbing repair in Glendale, CA before the problem gets too out of hand.

Give us a call here at My Drain Company Inc for all your bathroom plumbing repairs in Glendale, CA. We guarantee that we’ll get to your house the same day that you call and we’re also available 24/7 for emergency plumbing repair.

Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 11th, 2013

You probably don’t give them much thought, but it would be difficult for any homeowner to carry out many of their necessary daily tasks without the use of a good drain system. Your drains dispose of many tens of thousands of gallons of water every year which can cause a lot of wear and tear on them that often leads to clogs, cracks, and leaks. Here at My Drain Company Inc we offer total drain cleaning in Glendale, CA and we wanted to share some of the benefits.

Why Get Regular Drain Cleaning in Glendale, CA

When you sign up for a drain cleaning plan, you will usually get annual visits from your plumber. Here at My Drain Company Inc, our plumbers will use our hydro jetting and video camera pipe inspection technology to clean out your drains and inspect them for problems like leaks and clogs. Doing this has several potential benefits.

  • Fewer repair – Plumbing problems usually develop slowly over time as your drains operate. It isn’t until they reach a “critical mass” that they actually start to impact your daily life. You may notice that your drains are slow, that they’re making noises, or producing foul odors. But if you get your drains cleaned on a regular basis, you could be able to avoid many common types of repairs by finding the cause of the problems early.
  • Better performance – It’s frustrating when you’re trying to do dishes and the water won’t drain or when your laundry machine doesn’t drain completely. These problems are caused by clogs in the drain slowing it down. In order to keep your drains flowing freely, drain cleaning is necessary. Regularly removing clogs will keep your drains nice and clear so that they can quickly drain away your waste water.

Call My Drain Company Inc if you’re interested in learning more about our drain cleaning service in Glendale, CA. Our plumbers are ready to take you call.

Benefits of Calling a Professional Plumber

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Plumbing is one of those things that homeowners often decide to take into their own hands. While anyone can spend a few minutes on the internet researching their plumbing problem, it’s usually not a good idea to attempt any plumbing repair or installation without the assistance of a professional plumber. Here at My Drain Company Inc, we offer a full range of plumbing services in Glendale, CA for all types of plumbing components and we wanted to share some of the benefits of working with a professional plumber.

Why Call a Professional Plumber

There are a few very important reasons why you should call a professional plumber when you need any kind of installation, repair, maintenance, or replacement service.

  • Speed of service – Many homeowners think that if they just take care of their plumbing problem on their own that it will take them less time because they won’t have to wait for a plumber to arrive. However, here at My Drain Company Inc we guarantee that we’ll show up the same day that you call which means that you don’t have to wait long at all or waste any time wandering around the internet looking for the right solution to your particular plumbing problem.
  • Quality of service – Another huge reason to call for a professional plumber is that the quality of work that gets done will be much higher. With all the years of experience and training that a plumbing contractor has, they will be able to fix any plumbing issue that you’re having with the highest possible quality. Not only will this ensure that the job gets done right, but that it will also last. There’s nothing more frustrating than spending all this time fixing something and then having it break down again shortly afterwards.

Call Glendale plumbers at My Drain Company Inc for all your plumbing repair service needs as well as installation, replacement and maintenance.