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Hydro-Jett Clear & Clean versus Cabling-Clear & Flow Service

by raleigh plumbers on March 19, 2014

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Poole’s Plumbing’s use of the innovative Hydro-Jett Clear & Clean service to annihilate stoppages in residential and commercial drains is a leap forward for the industry. The Hydro-Jett service blasts through built-up soap scum, sediment, sand, scale, grease, mineral, leaves, hair and roots via powerful, 3500 PSI streams of water directed at different angles. How exactly though does this procedure stack up against more traditional cabling/“rooting” services such as the Cabling-Clear & Flow Service offered by Poole’s, and what are the specific advantages?

With a traditional cable clear service, a rotating cable equipped with a cutting head is mechanically fed down into the drain pipe. The cable’s cutting head moves through the drain stoppage, cutting until the stoppage has been cleared. Poole’s uses our attached video camera equipment to ensure the stoppage is cleared; however, build-up does remain around the walls of the drain pipe in question, and a warranty on the rooter machine service is not provided.

Poole’s new Hydro-Jett Clear & Clean service harnesses the power of water to not only cut a hole in the build-up, but to forcefully blast the walls of the pipe clean, removing all of the gunk inside the drain pipe instead of just a portion. The Hydro-Jett doesn’t just remove the stoppage, it cleans the entire pipe, whether it’s located at an apartment complex or is a commercial grease drain at a restaurant.

The Hydro-Jett isn’t a short term fix. Instead, it’s a compete solution that leaves the pipe in a nearly new condition. Poole’s is so confident in the power of this solution that unlike the Cabling-Clear & Flow Service, we offer a 90 day warranty on your line, guaranteeing it’s clear from stoppages for at least three months.

commercial-plumbingPoole’s Plumbing has prided itself on its friendly, full-service drain cleaning and sewer clearing offerings for more than a decade, and we’re happy to announce the availability of our new Hydro-Jett Clear & Clean Service, a more thorough and complete fix for both residential garbage disposals and commercial drain stoppages.

Unlike conventional cable or “rooter” machines which only target the immediate stoppage in your drain, our Hydro-Jett system utilizes high pressure water jets at 3500 PSI to thoroughly clean the walls of the pipe, removing far more of the debris in your water and sewer lines and preventing leftover build-up from creating another stoppage by simply eliminating it altogether. This system doesn’t “poke” a hole in the stoppage like previous systems — it literally blasts away the problem.

How does the Hydro-Jett Clean & Clear Service offer such a complete, efficient solution? The jetting system’s spinning streams attack sediment, scale, soap scum, leaves, grease, hair and even roots at a variety of angles, and are so powerful they can cut through a 2×4 piece of wood in approximately 30 seconds! This power is used efficiently and responsibly, because unlike cable machines, your pavement and landscaping don’t need to be dug up or disturbed during the process. No more sewer cables and no more messy removal of clogged sewer pipes.

The Hydro-Jett system is so advanced that Poole’s recommends its use for everything from apartment complex clean-up to tearing through grease and oil in restaurant drains, and because of the manner in which the high-powered jets attack the gunk and build-up around the walls of the pipes, we’re offering a 90-day warranty with each cleaning. Oh, and as always, you’ll never pay extra for our camera. Interested in learning more about our innovative Hydro-Jett Clear & Clean Service? Visit our Hydro-Jett page to learn more.

How to Stop a Running Toilet

by raleigh plumbers on February 8, 2014

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A running toilet is more than a mere annoyance — it can affect your water bill, too. Here’s how to tackle this common issue.

Check the fill tube. Your toilet’s fill tube is relatively small and connects between the overflow tube and the fill valve. Its purpose is to shoot water into and down the overflow tube as the tank refills following a flush. If this tube comes unattached it won’t be able to deliver adequate water to the overflow tube and your toilet won’t be able to properly refill. Reattach the fill tube and ensure it sits about an inch above the top rim of the overflow tube.

Adjust the float. The adjustable float in your toilet tweaks the water level in your toilet’s tank. It may be ball or doughnut shaped. When your toilet’s float is either too high or too low, your toilet will run continuously due to the fill valve not shutting off, or it will simply produce a weak flush, respectively. Fix the float by twisting the screw or sliding the clip along the float ball’s rod to free it and then adjust the height of the float within the toilet’s tank as necessary, moving the float either up or down. Check the toilet’s water level after your adjustment by flushing the toilet. Repeat float adjustment as necessary.

Tweak the flapper chain. The flapper in your toilet closes when necessary to keep water from continuing to fill the bowl unnecessarily. A flapper chain that is too short will keep the flapper from closing, while a flapper chain that is adjusted to be too long will keep the flapper from opening entirely properly. Tweak the flapper chain’s linkage so that there’s just a bit of slack when the flapper is in its closed position.

Replace the fill valve. Over time, a fill valve may stop working, and this will cause the valve to fail to shut off. A fill valve that doesn’t shut off will cause the toilet to run. In this instance, be sure to close the water supply at the shutoff valve under the tank and head to your local hardware store to purchase a replacement valve. Always check with a store employee, but most fill valves will fit most toilets.

Switch out the flapper. Turn off the water to the toilet before proceeding, then remove the old flapper and take it with you to your local hardware store this time, as finding a proper flapper replacement is a bit more involved than simply plugging in a new fill valve. Ensure you’ve made note of the kind of toilet you possess before seeking aid at the hardware store in finding a new flapper. If you do not find a flapper specifically tailored for your toilet, you should be able to opt for a “Universal” flapper. If the new flapper does not keep your toilet from running, you’ll need to opt for another flapper model.


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