Holidays a Pain in the Drain? Best Drain Cleaning Tips

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Chula Vista drain cleaning for kitchen and bathroom plumbingDon’t let the holiday season cause problems for your home’s pipes and drains. Unfortunately, the winter months are one of our most active months in terms of emergency plumbing calls. Improper garbage disposal usage, excessive toilet usage, and careless disposal of cooking grease can lead to blocked drains and costly sewer line problems.

A little bit of know-how will keep you off the phone with an emergency plumber during your Thanksgiving meal. Here are a few tips to prevent clogged drains and blocked sewer lines during your holiday festivities.

Don’t Pour Oil or Fat Juices Down the Drain

It may be convenient to pour grease and cooking oil down the kitchen sink, but there’s nothing convenient about a kitchen sink that doesn’t work when you have 25 guests in your home. These substances harden as they cool and this can create a blockage. Store oil, fat, and grease in glass containers to avoid this mess.

Practice Mindful Flushing

The toilet is probably one of the most abused plumbing fixtures in the home. From too much toilet paper being used to the wrong kind of items being flushed, it doesn’t take much for a toilet to overflow and cause a mess. Avoid flushing feminine hygiene items, paper towels, cleansing wipes, facial tissues, etc. If it’s not toilet paper, don’t flush.

Call for Preventive Maintenance Services

Planning on having a full house at Thanksgiving or Christmas? You can get ahead of any problems by hiring your local plumbing service to perform drain cleaning services such as hydro-jetting and video camera inspection. These services are economically priced for nearly every budget and can prep your pipes for excessive usage during the holidays.

Of course, sometimes no matter what you do a problem might rear its ugly head at the worse possible moment. If this happens, don’t wait. Call for emergency drain cleaning in Chula Vista right away to prevent additional damage to your home or plumbing system.

Call your friendly and fast, local plumbers at Chula Vista Swift Plumbing for all of your drain cleaning needs!

3 Reasons You Need an Emergency Plumber

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Emergency plumber in Chula Vista for residential plumbing systemsWhen plumbing problems appear on a Sunday morning, it’s tempting to wait until the next business day to call for repairs. Unfortunately, waiting even a couple of hours can make a problem bigger.  Sometimes you have no other choice but to call a plumber. Here are 3 times when hiring an emergency plumber in Chula Vista is an absolute must!

You Can’t Shut Off the Water

Most of the time when a pipe bursts, you can stop the flow of water by locating the main water valve and turning the water off. However, if you don’t know where the shut-off is or the water will not turn off, you need help right away. At Chula Vista Plumbing and Rooter, we know how desperate this type of situation can be and we’ll get a licensed plumber to your residence right away to prevent further damage.

Sewage Backup

Raw sewage flooding your home is always an emergency situation. This instance is unsafe for you and your family and needs attention right away. Don’t hesitate to call a plumber, no matter what time of day or night it may be.

Your Business Is Affected

Whether you operate a traditional business or you work from home, if your livelihood is being affected by plumbing problems you can’t wait for a plumber. You need help now! Many people hesitate to call an emergency plumber because they erroneously believe that they’ll be charge an outrageous after-hours service fee. This is true when you call us! We don’t think that your misfortune should be our good fortune. We want to help you 24/7 and never charge an additional fee. Of course, that’s not the case for all plumbing services. If you live in an area that is outside of our service area, make sure you find an emergency plumber that offers the same great rates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.