Poole’s Plumbing Raleigh NC

Keeping an Eye on Your Water Heater

by raleigh plumbers on December 16, 2017

The most trusted name in water heater installation and maintenance in the Raleigh area are the professionals’ plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing. In addition to always being available to give you advice on which type unit may serve you best, the pros at Poole’s also want to remind you of the importance of keeping up with the simple maintenance of your water heater to be sure to avoid any problems that may leave you “ice cold” one morning in the shower.

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Performing maintenance on your water heater is highly unlikely to be on the top of your weekend to-do list, but proper maintenance at critical junctures in the life of your water heater can often save the headache of complete replacement — not to mention spare you the task of some serious water cleanup.

Some signs that will tell you its time to have your water heater checked:

  1. Water coming from the heater that appears rusty or brown is typically an indicator of impending water heater failure. Similarly, if the water smells unusual or “metallic” it is another giveaway that your water heater has seen better days. Check the water emerging from your water heater and determine whether its quality has been affected in the aforementioned ways. If you’re wary of tasting the water, a sniff test should suffice.
  2. Sediment within your water heater’s water is another indicator your heater’s condition is rapidly deteriorating.  This often occurs from mineral build up over time on the bottom of the heater’s tank.
  3. Loud pops coming from your water heater are not normal. Also, be sure to monitor for any sounds that crop up that did not previously emanate from the device. Such sounds should be treated as anomalies and may be a symptom of the aforementioned mineral buildup. This buildup will usually lead to failure in the short-term.
  4. A symptom of internal water heater failures is leaking water. If water begins noticeably leaking from your heater, disconnect the unit and consider immediate replacement. Do not hesitate to replace your heater in the event of leaking water, as any delay will likely lead not only to a cessation in its operation but also a serious mess that can impact other aspects of your home’s interior, causing associated repair costs to spiral upward.

If you do notice any of these items, give a call to Raleigh’s most trusted name in water heaters, and your friends at Poole’s Plumbing will be happy to assist you in your maintenance and any other plumbing needs.

Keeping Your Drains Clean with At-Home Remedies

by raleigh plumbers on November 16, 2017

Keeping the drain in your sink or bathtub  is important for many reasons and can be done with very little effort to help avoid running into costly and possibly dangerous plumbing issues. The problems that could arise from a clogged drain range in severity from wanting avoid those pungent and unpleasant odors to the touch more serious issue of getting pesky drain gnats. Also, failing to keep your drains clean will lead to buildup that can cause water in your sink or tub to empty at a much slower rate.

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Contrary to popular belief, keeping your drains clean and clear is really a simple process that can be done at home as long as you are willing to take a few minutes every few days to do so. The easiest method of avoiding buildup is to run scalding hot water through all drains in your home every couple days to make sure that there is no clogging. There are also many available products you can uy relatively cheap that can keep your drains smelling clean and fresh. If you do notice buildup starting or that your drain is becoming clogged you should always address the issue as early as possible, as not doing so could prove an expensive and messy mistake.

A clogged drain is not necessarily an immediate reason to panic as there are many simple remedies that can  clear them, right in your home. Most of these solutions are made from items that you can find in most households. One such method is to pour a tablespoon of baking soda into the drain and immediately follow that with a ¼ cup of either lemon juice or vinegar before leaving it to sit for 30 minutes. Finally, run hot water through the drain and repeat this weekly to stay clear of buildup and to prevent future clogs. Another easy at home method is to pour a strong salt water mixture through your drains to keep grease from building up and to reduce bad odors.

If you have tried these remedies and found they did not work, there are many popular and potent chemical solutions that can be purchased at nearly any store or supermarket that could do the trick.  If these chemicals do not work, it is best to call a your friends and the most trusted of all Raleigh professional plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing, who will be able to remove any blockage and have your drains flowing freely in short order.

Why to Choose Hydro-Jett Services to Clear Your Drain

by raleigh plumbers on June 15, 2016

A clogged drain can be a costly and disastrous problem if not addressed properly, and utilizing the most innovative techniques and equipment in the industry, the foremost authority on Hydro-Jett Services in the Raleigh NC and surrounding area, Poole’s Plumbing is your “go to” for opening up those pesky clogs.

Hydro-Jett ServicesAlthough many are still not aware of the differences in Hydro-Jett Services as opposed to the traditional use of a cable feeding device to clear a drain, the professionals at Poole’s Plumbing, as in all fields, are experts. Utilizing high pressured jets of water that send a spinning stream through your clogged lines at different angles, Hydro-Jett Services leave your pipes clean whether the clog is formed by more common items like grease build up or soap scum, or even the always difficult tree roots. The process is safe on any and all types of drains and as an added bonus to getting your drains cleared, Hydro-Jett Services allows for your yard or pavement to not need to be dug up and made a mess of.

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There are many benefits to choosing the Hydro-Jett Services when having your drains cleared but the following points make clear why this has become the most efficient and effective method for both residential and commercial drain clearing needs.

  • Effectiveness

The overall power of the 3,500 PSI high pressure water jets used by Poole’s Plumbing through their Hydro-Jett Services COMPLETELY clears the line of all debris and build up. While snaking with a cable can remove a blockage or clog, it still leaves residue that will eventually lead to another clog that can be avoided through Hydro-jetting.

  • Cost Efficient

Even though initially the cost for Hydro-Jett services is a bit higher than the more traditional methods, in the long run you lessen the need for future clogs and service calls by completely clearing the pipes affected. Also, hourly labor costs for the services can be saved upon due to the much quicker clearing from Hydo-jetting

  • Environmentally Friendly

While some may question whether the amount of water used in Hydro-Jett Services being wasteful, in actuality compared to either chemical or other procedure, this process is far more environmentally friendly that other drain cleaning methods. Unlike many other of these methods, hydro-jetting is even safe for residences or businesses located close to lakes, rivers, ponds, and other water.

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In addition to these reason to utilize the Raleigh NC professionals at Poole’s Plumbing’s Hydro-Jett Services, they also offer a camera on all of their hydro-jetting lines so that you can personally view how clear the pipes and drains have gotten. For more information or to have Poole’s come out and take a look at your clogged drains, visit the Hydro Jett Clear and Clean Services page on their website at poolesplumbing.com.