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Four Red Flags for Plumbing Problems When Buying a Home

by raleigh plumbers on September 12, 2017

Prospective home buyers have a lot of factors to consider before making the final decision to purchase a house. Ideally, the building offers move-in condition, allowing the new owner to take up residence a soon as possible. One important step to take before purchasing a home is to check the plumbing system to make sure that everything is in order. Four situations provide red flags that something is amiss and a professional inspection is needed.

Faulty Water Flow
If you turn on one of the faucets and the water flow is minimal, it is an indication that the plumbing system needs maintenance or repair. If the problem exists in more than one area of the home, it might be a serious issue that you should avoid by looking at different properties and giving up on the one that you are looking at currently.

Faulty Black Water Lines
One of the best ways to evaluate the plumbing system’s ability to remove black/grey water is to flush the toilet. Observe how easily the water goes down and take note of any seepage around the base of the toilet. You should also fill up one of the sinks and watch it drain. Be sure to walk around the perimeter of the basement as well as the outside of the home in search of wet spots.

No Hot Water
If you turn on the faucet that is supposed to deliver hot water and you don’t get any, it’s time to check all of the sinks, showers, and bathtubs in the house. If you can’t get any hot water at any of these locations, it is possible that the hot water heater is broken. You should request that repairs or replacement be handled and are made a contingency of any offer that you provide.

Leaks
Minor leaks can usually be repaired with the simple replacement of a washer. However, multiple leaks are indicative of a more serious issue, particularly if they create puddles or wet spots on the walls, floors, or ceilings.

If you are buying a home, it is important to check out the plumbing system to see if it is in good working order. Whether you try out the faucets and flush the toilet on your own or you bring in a professional plumber for a thorough inspection, an evaluation of the plumbing equipment should be a part of your decision-making process. If you aren’t in love with the property, continuing your search might be the wiser choice to make.

 

The latest and most efficient method in Drain Cleaning, Sewer Line Cleaning and maintenance that can save you money in the long run is Hydrojetting. Raleigh certified plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing specializes in this method, which actually uses the force of water to not only open clogs and buildup in your lines, but also scours the interior of the drain piping which restores full to the sewer or drain line.

A simple three step process by the Raleigh certified plumbers at Poole’s can have your sewer line flowing freely and cleaned out like no rooter possibly could do. By utilizing the Hydrojetting process, you will be getting a much longer lasting maintenance option, as whether you are at a commercial or residential location you will not need this clearing process done as frequently. Also, instead of just punching a hole through the build up as a cable-type rooter would do, Hydrojetting utilizes its water stream to scour the sewer line and remove debris and sludge, opening up more capacity within the line. While the initial process may cost a bit more, Hydrojetting will save you in the long run as you simply will not need to have a Drain Cleaning or Sewer Line Cleaning as frequently as you would using the conventional rooter method. On average, the typical time before the next required maintenance to a sewer line is around four times longer than with cable-type rooter services. Another advantage to hydrojetting over using a rooter is that by jetting you simply clear out more debris from the line. While it isn’t a permanent solution, the powerful stream will get rid of anything from grease buildup to tree roots which cause your line to flow slowly.

The next time you need aDrain Cleaning or Sewer Line Cleaning, whether at your place of business or at your home, be sure to ask the expert Raleigh certified plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing about the next generation of drain cleaning, hydrojetting.

Hydro-Jett: How It’s Done

by raleigh plumbers on March 24, 2014

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Our new Hydro-Jett Clear & Clean service blasts through built-up soap scum, sediment, sand, scale, grease, mineral, leaves, hair and roots in even the most troublesome commercial lines and grease drains. How do we do it?

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1. Hose insertion. Our Poole’s Plumbing technicians insert the Hydro-Jett hose with its cleaning head into your clogged line. This cleaning head will be what provides the powerful blasts of water that will eliminate your problem.

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2. Initial inspection. Our technicians use our video camera to inspect the initial state of the clogged line in question, allowing us to quickly take stock of the exact situation and the severity of the clog within your drain. This camera equipment is already attached to the end of the inserted Hydro-Jett hose, and as always with Poole’s, you’ll never pay extra for our camera services.


3.  Activation of the cleaning head. Once we feel initial inspection of your backed-up line has been sufficiently performed, we activate the Hydro-Jett system’s cleaning head. At the end of the hose is a cleaning head which delivers the power-packed cleaning punch desired: A 3500 PSI stream of water that attacks the build-up in your drain at a variety of angles.

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4. Advancing the hose. We run the hose along the drain, taking extra care around areas with particular amounts of build-up. We may make several passes using the high-pressured streams of water in order to completely clear your clogged line. Unlike cable or “rooting” services in the past, use of the Hydro-Jett in this manner ensures that not only is the clog in your drain removed, but that the drain is completely cleared and the walls of the pipe are cleaned. It’s a full service that we’re so confident of we offer a 90 day warranty following the Hydro-Jetting process.

5. Final inspection and removal of the hose. We again use the attached video camera to perform a once-over of your drain following Hydro-Jett cleaning. Once we confirm that all build-up and debris have been removed and that your drain is operating at its highest possible capacity, we remove the Hydro-Jett hose from your line.

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