My Drain Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Glendale’

What to Look for in a Professional Plumbing Contractor

Monday, July 4th, 2016

It’s easier today than ever before to find professionals to take care of any job that you may need. All you have to do is type in a few terms into an Internet search engine, and then dozens (maybe hundreds) of options will pop up on your screen. But this creates the paradox of choice: how do you know that you’ll receive the quality you want when you have this many options? There are so many choices that it’s not difficult to end up making the wrong choice. (more…)

What’s That Gurgling Sound from My Drains Mean?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

One of the ways to tell that your plumbing system is experiencing problems that may require the services of a licensed plumber is when you hear unusual noises. For example, sharp clanging sounds—known as water hammer—often warn that the pipes have lost their air cushion.

One of the more common warning sounds you may hear from your plumbing is gurgling coming from the drains. We’ll look at what this might mean. (more…)

Why Can’t I Just Use a Drain Snake from the Store to Clear My Drains?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Drain snakes (also known as drain augers) are one of the most useful tools in a plumber’s arsenal when it comes to drain cleaning and removing tough drainpipe clogs. Although plumbers also make use of hydro-jetting for drain cleaning, the drain snake remains one of the essential pieces of equipment for taking the best care of drains.


Why Now Is a Good Time for Sump Pump Installation

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Here are two general facts about life in Southern California that affect how often people choose to have a sump pump installed for their home: it doesn’t rain often, and few homes have basements.

Generally, people think of sump pumps—automated water pumps that remove excess water due to flooding from low areas of a home—with flooding in basements. Since basements are a rarity in our area, and rainfall is minimal, it doesn’t often occur to homeowners to call on their local plumbing company to have a pedestal or submersible sump pump put into the house. (more…)

How Does Trenchless Technology Even Work?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

At My Drain Company, we use something called trenchless technology when it comes to the large job of replacing a broken or decaying sewer line. Trenchless technology isn’t used universally in the plumbing industry yet, but it’s definitely the method you want employed when you need sewer line replacement. Why? Because using these techniques, our plumbers can finish the job in only a fraction of the time compared to more traditional digging methods. Plus, it won’t create extensive damage across your lawn that will require extensive re-landscaping to fix. (more…)

4 Reasons Your Sump Pump May Stop Working

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Southern California may be due for some heavy rains in the coming fall and winter months. Although this is good news for helping to alleviate our drought, it can be bad news for homes that are prone to flooding. A sump pump is good installation to have put in the crawlspace or subfloor of your house to prevent water damage and the build-up of moisture that can lead to problems from increased humidity and mold and mildew growth. Even if the massive rainfall doesn’t arrive, your home could always suffer from a plumbing accident that sends water gushing into the subfloor. (more…)

Why Regular Drain Cleaning Is Good for Your Plumbing

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

When a serious clog blocks a kitchen or bathroom drain in your house—a clog that a standard plunger can’t remove—you will need to call on plumbing professionals right away for the necessary drain cleaning using motorized drain snakes and hydro-jetters. There is no better way to assure that you’ll have your drain cleared out without causing serious damage to the plumbing or a rapid return of the clog. (more…)

The Best Plumbing Advice You’re Probably Not Taking

Monday, July 6th, 2015

There is plenty of excellent advice out there regarding how to take better care of the plumbing in your house so that you won’t run into major repair emergencies or the need to replace pipes and appliances early. Some examples: lists of various substances that you should never let go down the drains, or how to see that the garbage disposal doesn’t jam up. (more…)

Why You Should Call Professionals for Gas Piping Installation

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Plumbing and pipes in a home are not restricted just to water. Gas pipes serve an important role in any house that makes use of natural gas to run a number of its appliance. It takes experienced technicians to provide installation and repair work for gas lines: not only will the professionals see that the job is done correctly, they will also make certain that it is done safely to avoid possible problems from gas leaks. (more…)

Materials Professional Plumbers Use for Repiping

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Sometimes basic repairs for pipes aren’t enough to solve a major plumbing issue. You will need to have the plumbers replace the pipes entirely. In the case of many older homes, a complete replacement of all the pipes is necessary to stop a barrage of plumbing repairs and inefficient performance.